Undergraduate Research Mentoring in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
Call for Application
Queens College is announcing the establishment of a NSF-funded undergraduate research program in the fields of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. This program will promote and support the participation in research of urban undergraduate students, especially students from underrepresented minorities. Over the next four years, twelve students will participate in the research and mentoring activities funded by the program. These students will receive financial support for the two years they will be in the program ($12,000 / year) and will be prepared for graduate studies through a combination of faculty mentoring, group mentoring, and academic tutoring. Six faculty are involved in the program (Drs. Boissinot, Baker, Hickerson, Fjerdingstad and Swedell at Queens College and Prof. Tuaillon at Nassau Community College). Their research programs cover a wide-range of evolutionary and ecological questions and will provide a diverse choice of research projects. Students will benefit from an integrated research experience with a field component oversea in Ethiopia, Europe, Panama or Israel and a cutting-edge laboratory component at Queens College. Possible research projects include behavioral ecology of desert isopods (in Israel), analysis of a baboon hybrid zone (in Ethiopia), speciation and phylogeography of marine organisms (in Panama), evolution of mating strategies in social insects (in Europe) and grooming behavior of hamadryas baboons (in Ethiopia). The research experience will be combined with a rigorous and integrated academic program with field-related courses and workshops in ethics, career development and scientific communication.
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For more information, email Dr. Boissinot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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