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National Center for Earth

Undergraduate students in Civil Engineering, Geology, Biology, Ecology, Hydrology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and related fields are invited to apply to participate in NSF-sponsored summer research at the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics.

Program dates:  May 31 to August 8, 2009

Application Deadline:  February 20, 2009

Students work on one of two interdisciplinary teams:  “Team Delta” focuses on issues in coastal Louisiana ( and “Team Marmot” focuses on issues related to the 2007 removal of the Marmot dam on Oregon’s Sandy River ( Both teams spend June at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) ( ), at the University of Minnesota, using experimental modeling to develop an understanding of the physical and biological processes they will explore in the field.  The teams then perform field research in July, returning to Minnesota to synthesize their research in posters and papers.

All expenses are paid and students will receive a stipend.  Students from groups underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply.

Visit for more information or to apply.
Contact Diana Dalbotten (; 612-624-4608) with questions.

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