NOAA’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship (Hollings) and the Education Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) Undergraduate Scholarship Program are now accepting applications through January 31.
The Hollings Scholarship and EPP/MSI program recognize outstanding undergraduate students studying in fields that support NOAA’s mission. The scholarships provide funds for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields such as biological, social, and physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, computer and information sciences, and teacher education.
Student scholars also receive one (Hollings) or two (EPP) paid summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the US. The internship provides hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Each summer, PMEL hosts several undergraduate students in our Seattle, WA and Newport, OR locations. Past research projects at PMEL have included work on ocean acidification, hydrothermal vents, acoustics, arctic aerosols, and ocean heat content.
These opportunities are designed to prepare students for careers as environmental scientists and educators, and to increase public environmental and ocean literacy and stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere.
Other student opportunities with PMEL can be found here including the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate (NSF-REU) program and the University of Washington’s JISAO summer internship program.
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Spectrograms from Axial instrument illustrating the 2 primary song sequences observed.
Regional map of the northeast Pacific Ocean showing locations of all instruments used in this study, along with a timeline indicating when they were deployed. At the scale of this map, KENE and KEMF are effectively co-located, but KENE is displayed slightly offset to the north for clarity (AX, Axial; CI, Cascadia Initiative; CZ, COLZA).
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