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July 21, 2015

Undergraduates at Kellogg Biological Station showcase their summer research

Undergraduates from MSU and institutions all over the country will showcase their summer research and professional experiences at the Kellogg Biological Station Summer Undergraduate Internship and Research Symposium from 4 to 7 p.m. on July 31 at the KBS Auditorium.

The KBS Auditorium is located at 3700 East Gull Lake Drive in Hickory Corners. The event is free and the public is welcome.

KBS runs several programs to match up promising undergraduates with mentors in the sciences and other disciplines for a 12-week professional experience where students live and work at KBS.

Interns could work on a number of projects that range from landscape architecture to historical writing and avian care. The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program pairs early-career students with a mentor scientist so that students can gain valuable experience in a field or lab setting.

During their stay at KBS, interns and URAs work part-time for their mentor and take a KBS field course to supplement their learning experience.

With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Research Experience for Undergraduates Program pairs undergraduate students with a mentor scientist to create independent research projects.

REUs work on their research projects full-time and will present formal scientific research posters that are appropriate for presentation at international and national scientific conferences.

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