Participants will complete two weeks of on-line instruction in basic marine science and an orientation to research design, and then spend four weeks in residence at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), Charleston, OR. OIMB is the marine biological station of the University of Oregon.
We will be in residence at OIMB from May 4th through June 1st 2013.
While at OIMB participants do course work in marine biology and participate in field trips. They also work in pairs to propose, plan, and carry out mentored research in marine ecology. Each research team also writes a research manuscript in which they report the results and conclusions of their research. One goal of the experience is to submit the best papers to a professional journal for possible publication.
*Students who completed BIO 314 previously enroll in BIO 490 - Special Problems (3 credits) instead.
FDMAT 222 - Biostatistics plus either BIO 181 - Priniples of Biology II or BIO 302 - Ecology I
OIMB room and board (dorm and 3 meals/day) $1260
OIMB lab use and class fees $ 140
Note 1: MBFE fees do not cover transportation costs.
Note 2: MBFE participants provide their own transportation to and from OIMB.
Note 3: MBFE participants need not be in residence at BYU-Idaho before or after the time in residence at OIMB.