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The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) offers

two Field Ecology and Environmental Science Programs for the summer of 2015

 

 

 

Hands on field work … Paid tuition and housing… 3 credits/summer…and get

paid $3,500/summer!!

 

 

 

Applications due November 12th!

 

 

 

UNDERC-East: (May 18 – July 24) Spend the summer studying northwoods

ecology and conducting your own research in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

 

where UNDERC encompasses more than 7500 acres with abundant wildlife, and

includes lakes, streams, wetlands, and forests that have been protected for

nearly a century. Course modules include vertebrate ecology, invertebrate

ecology, aquatic ecology and forest ecology

 

 

 

UNDERC-West: (June 6 – August 14): Explore more than a million acres on

the Flathead Reservation with abundant wildlife, grasslands, montane

forests, streams and lakes. Course modules like those at UNDERC-East

include wildlife ecology, grassland ecology, and montane ecology, as well

as an environmental history/Native American ecology module. Each student

conducts an independent research project in collaboration with a faculty

advisor that is more advanced given the skills learned at UNDERC-East.

(Pre-requisite - UNDERC-East).

 

 

 

These programs promote understanding of field environmental biology and how

field research is conducted through 9 – 10 weeks in the field.

Applications are accepted from students who will be completing at least

their sophomore year at a 4-year college or university. Acceptance is based

on past academic performance and a statement of purpose. Preference is

given to students pursuing a career in environmental sciences. Four

openings are reserved for students of Native American heritage and four

openings are reserved for students from Puerto Rico.

 

 

 

Additional information and applications are available online (

http://underc.nd.edu) or from Dr. Michael Cramer, UNDERC-East Assistant

Director (mcramer@nd.edu) or Dr. Angela Laws, UNDERC-West Assistant

Director (alaws@nd.edu). Application deadline is Wednesday, November 12,

2014 and notification of acceptance will be provided by Friday, December 5,

2014.

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