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¡SOBRE México!: Student Opportunities for Biological Research in Mexico

¡SOBRE México!

Artist render of Mexican beaded lizard, and partner logos: CWU, NSF, and Chamela Ibunam. Text: ¡SOBRE México! Apply in the fall!

The NSF funded SOBRE Mexico program has completed its 3rd and final year of funding. Unfortunately, we can no longer take applications for the program.

Student Opportunities for Biological Research in México

  • Get paid to conduct biological research in Mexico with CWU and UNAM scientists and travel to visit Mexico City, Volcán Colima and other places in México.

  • Work at Estación de Biología Chamela for 8 weeks in the heart of some of the finest remaining Tropical Dry Forest on Earth.

  • Develop friendships with Mexican scientists and students

  • Become a globally-engaged scientist with skills and connections to address the challenges in today’s world!

  • Meet the 2017 student cohort!

What this program can do for you:

  • You will develop valuable skills…
    • Critical thinking skills
    • Working with others (as part of a research team) - one of the most important skills often mentioned by interviewers and recruiters
    • Analytical skills: gathering data, handling data (making tables, figures, etc.) and analyzing data all of which lead to MAKING DISCOVERIES
    • Valuable verbal skills (like presenting results of your research)
  • These skills will help you land your dream job, or enter your dream career
    • Job interviewers and professional programs (like nursing, medicine, graduate school, etc.) are looking for applicants with skills in research
  • You will also develop professional connections and relationships with your mentors who can write you valuable letters of recommendations and serve as future references –  even collaborators

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1559447.

Student Opportunities for Biological Research in México

Estacion De biologia chamela isbunam



Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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