Undergraduate Research Opportunities
One of the most rewarding experiences for many undergraduates is the time spent conducting research, one on one, with a faculty member. Not only do you gain valuable experience in preparation for a career or further education in graduate or professional school, but you also develop skills in a particular area, including techniques, experimental design, critical thinking, and effective communication. We encourage students to seek out faculty mentors and to discuss the possibility of undergraduate research projects with them.
Many USM faculty welcome undergraduate students to join their research programs. Please contact the following Biology faculty if you are interested in their work and would like more information.
Dave Champlin: molecular study of hormones affecting insect metamorphosis
Doug Currie: toxicological effects of arsenic on developing neurons
Chris Maher: evolution of social behavior in mammals
Lisa Moore: microbial ecology of marine phytoplankton
Jeff Walker: quantitative models, statistics, flight and swimming mechanics
Ken Weber: evolutionary genetics of fruit flies
Organizations outside USM occasionally seek interns to fill positions. Here you will find more information about active openings as they become available.