Leffler, M. Maryland Sea Grant College, leffler@umbi.umd.edu
Mackiernan, G. Maryland Sea Grant College, gail@umdd.umd.edu
Murray, L. Horn Point Laboratory, murray@hpl.umces.edu
Kramer, J. Maryland Sea Grant College, kramer@umbi.umd.edu

 
A DECADE OF STUDENTS IN THE MARYLAND SEA GRANT COLLEGE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES PROGRAM
 
For ten years, Maryland Sea Grant has served as a Research Experience for Undergraduates site in the Ocean Sciences, pairing sophomores, juniors and seniors with science mentors at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Horn Point Laboratory and Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and the Academy of Natural Science Estuarine Research Center. Through the summer of 1998, 120 have participated in the program; of the 105 that have graduated, some 70% have gone onto graduate school. The high quality of summer research projects is reflected in the more than 25 scientific papers which summer fellows have so far been authors of as well as numerous presentations they have given on their research at scientific meetings. Numbers of former REU students have returned to the two UM labs as graduate school and research assistants, while others have gone on to graduate school in the marine sciences with recommendations from their advisors. Maryland Sea Grant has maintained contact with many former REU fellows, querying them on the influence that their summer research experience had on the paths they have taken so far. This poster will summarize these aspects of the Sea Grant REU program.
 
Day: Wednesday, Feb. 3
Time: Poster
Location: Sweeney Center
 
Code: SS54WE1545S