A major educational goal of the Biology Department is to introduce undergraduates to the excitement and methods of doing science, more formally the process of science. All of our majors are exposed to modern research techniques in laboratory courses. Courses as diverse as Developmental Biology, Animal Behavior, and Comparative Physiology feature multi week supervised projects that students design and execute with guidance from their instructors. After completing and analyzing their work, the results are often reported to the other members of the class as if it were a scientific meeting. Many students seek a more thorough grounding in independent research than can be obtained in class or internship. The goal is to assist the student so that she or he eventually works at the same level as would be expected of a graduate student. This sort of experience is especially important for those considering research careers and graduate training at the masters and doctoral levels. Research experiences can be done both at Loyola during the semester (BL 481/482) and during the summer (Hauber Research Fellowship). In addition there are outside research opportunities that typically occur during the summer.
An exciting Interdisciplinary PhD Assistantship is available in the College of Natural Resources at NC State University. Applicants should be interested in working across natural and social science aspects of sustainability, including the urban-rural gradient or terrestrial-aquatic linkages. The candidate will be part of a collaboration across the college, which includes the Departments of Forest Biomaterials; Parks, Recreation and Tourism; and Forestry and Environmental Resources. The position includes tuition, benefits, and a stipend of $25,000 for three years.
NC State's College of Natural Resources has made significant recent investments in research and new faculty positions to address the grand challenges facing society, come be a part of generating solutions! We are located in Raleigh, part of the Research Triangle, which is consistently recognized for innovation and quality of life. Members of communities historically underrepresented in STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send inquiries to: Dr. Katie Martin firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received
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