24 June 2008

Summer seminar

Wes TunnellDr. Wes Tunnell is our next REU visiting mentor. He will be presenting a seminar on coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico on 1 July 2008, 1:00 pm, in SCIE 2.108.

Dr. Wes Tunnell is founder of the Center for Coastal Studies, Associate Director of the Harte Research Institute, Director of the Center for Coastal Studies, and Professor of Biology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He is a broadly trained marine biologist/ecologist with a particular interest in field studies on coral reefs and coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico.

Dr. Tunnell's most recent book, Coral Reefs of the Southern Gulf of Mexico, was published in 2007. He is slated to publish Texas Seashells later this year.

13 June 2008

USDA summer internship

ARSThe institution: USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The program: The student intern will assist microbiologist in preparation of microbiological media, growth and maintenance of stock cultures, bioasssays and other related duties. In addition, intern can also assist chemist in chemical analyses pertaining to microbiological experiments. Other assignments will be determined based on student’s interest.

Requirements: Junior or senior status.

More information: Sandra.penaherrera@ars.usda.gov