Idaho EPSCoR Engages 31 Undergraduate Students Statewide to Conduct Research on Idaho’s Ecosystems

Tuesday, February 11


This spring, 31 undergraduates from across Idaho will receive paid research internships from the Idaho Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research’s (EPSCoR) “Managing Idaho’s Landscapes for Ecosystem Services (MILES)” Research Infrastructure Improvement program funded by the National Science Foundation. This is the first cohort of a new MILES Undergraduate Research and Internships (MURI) program. Interns will work under faculty mentors from many different disciplines on projects related to the MILES theme, ranging from incorporating social-ecological data in a virtual reality game, to non-invasive DNA sampling of endangered species populations, to water column phosphorus loading from lakebed sediments, and more.

More information and applications for Summer 2014 internships are available online at www.idahoepscor.org 2014 MURI Program. Undergraduate students from Idaho’s colleges and universities, particularly under-represented minorities and women, are highly encouraged to apply. Applications for summer internships are due March 30, 2014. An announcement of the opening of the Fall 2014 will follow soon. Please check the website for updates.