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Off-Campus Research Opportunities

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Natural Reserve System Field Studies Program

Spend 7 weeks at the UC Natural Reserves held fall, spring, and summer. Earn 19 quarter credits or 12.7 semester units. Now accepting applications for the Spring 2017  UC Natural Reserve System Field Studied Program. Find out more information here:

2017 Summer Research Program in Biophysics - University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill

Interested in interdisciplinary science? Want to work in the fast growing area of biomedical research? Looking to learn new techniques through hands-on lab experience this summer? If so, then check out the Biophysical Society‚Äôs Summer Research Program in Biophysics, an 11-week scholarship program hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Priority Application Deadline: February 15, 2017. See this flyer for more details.

MS to PhD Program at Cal State LA

Cal State LA offers a variety of Master's of Science programs and is currently offering the opportunity to apply for the RISE MS-to-PhD Program, which can provide students who qualify with substantial financial support to pursue a graduate degree in the sciences.  Please see this flyer for more information and you can find the RISE MS-to-PhD Program application, which is due February 15, 2017, HERE.

ECOSYSTEM Field Studies

ECOSYSTEM Field Studies is now accepting application for their winter-break  field course: Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies. Find out more information HERE or visit, EcoFS.org

NASA's Applied Sciences' Capacity Building DEVELOP National Program

NASA is offering a chance to DEVELOP your career. To learn more click HERE.

 Summer Research at Caltech
Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. Please click on the links below for more information.
WAVE Fellows Program at Caltech  AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM at Caltech
 Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2)

Please visit the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) for information on Summer Research for Undergraduates Program.

Nestle Purina Internship Opportunities

For more information you can download their Career Connexion App or go to Nestlepurinacareers.com

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Earth Science/Ecology/Environmental Science


Horticulture/Plant Pathology


Life Sciences


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Anthropology, Botany, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, Mineral Sciences and Geology, Paleobiology or Vertebrate Zoology

Physical Sciences, Math, Computer Science and Engineering


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