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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Research in Ecology 2014
(June 9 - July 19, 2014)

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  • Research in Ecology for
    Middle School Students and Teachers

    Most scientists will tell you that there is nothing more exciting than science. Yet science courses often fail to capture the excitement of research and discovery, and students often lose interest in science at an early age. That's why we've developed the Research in Ecology Program, to offer middle school students the opportunity to see the exciting side of science, and feel the satisfaction of discovery. In this commuter program, seventh-grade students spend six weeks during the summer in an intensive program in which they explore the ecology of southern Florida, and see how many fields such as statistics, computer science, and writing are important to the life sciences. Students work in teams on research projects designed to allow them to gain confidence in their scientific ability. We invite you to look at the kinds of research performed by students in this program by using the links to past programs on this page. Individuals interested in participating in the program can obtain an application online. Simply click on the appropriate link on the left to retrieve a printable form (requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader).

    This program is open to Miami-Dade County Public School students who have completed sixth grade and will be entering seventh grade in the fall, and to Miami-Dade Middle-School science teachers.

    For More Information
    Please call the Office of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach at (305) 284-5058, or email Dr. Janne Nielsen if you have any questions about the HHMI Research in Ecology Program.

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