As spring classes begin, please let your undergraduates know about a unique 2009 summer research opportunity for students interested in applying their computer science background to problems in plant biology. The Interdisciplinary Computational Thinking and Plant Biology Research Program for Undergraduates
(Interdisciplinary UBRP-CT: http://ubrp.arizona.edu/iplant) is a 12 week paid summer research experience (roughly $300/week) with many additional enrichment activities (http://ubrp.arizona.edu/iplant/default.cfm?id=supplement).
The program takes place at the beautiful University of Arizona campus in Tucson (http://www.arizona.edu/, webcam: http://www.cs.arizona.edu/camera/ ). Additional stipends for travel, room and board are included.
Students majoring in computer science, mathematics, management information systems, statistics, engineering, physics, or plant sciences and who are US citizens or permanent residents of the US are eligible to apply. The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2009.