EPSCoR Summer Science at OU for Native American Students
The OU EPSCoR Native American Summer Science Program is a dynamic summer research opportunity for Native American undergraduate students who are interested in learning about the connection between microbiology and the Earth.
The goal of the summer program is to support the academic, career, and personal development of Native American students who are interested in careers in science. Students will work closely with OU professors and graduate students to gain experience in the areas of microbiology, geology, and chemistry with regard to studying the microbial cycling of methane, an important greenhouse gas. The program will include visiting natural ecosystems including a methane-producing spring, as well as local lakes and ponds. Students will learn how to collect field samples, measure environmental parameters, test whether microorganisms are involved in methane cycling, and analyze and summarize data.
Eligibility & Compensation
University of Oklahoma and non-University of Oklahoma undergraduate students who identify as Native American are encouraged to register. No previous research experience is required. The OU EPSCoR Native American Summer Science Program is funded by a National Science Foundation grant and will provide participants with housing and food costs while at OU.