C-DEBI Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM) Course

This course has not been approved for IU credit. If you are interested in having this course evaluated, please obtain course materials and see a biology advisor.



The University of Southern California’s Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI), funded by the National Science Foundation, offers an all-expense paid four-week intensive introductory course, Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM).  This course focuses on microbes found in aquatic environments investigated through authentic research experiences (students collect, process & interpret data).

Where:  University of Southern California
When:  June 7 – July 2, 2015
Who:  Undergraduates from 2 or 4-year colleges
Cost:  FREE, including travel, plus modest stipend
How to apply:  Application on-line beginning December 1, 2014
Note:  First generation college, women, and under-represented students encouraged to apply

The course includes lectures, labs and fieldwork at USC, the Eastern Sierra Mountains, and on Santa Catalina Island.

Application Opens:  December 1, 2014
Application Deadline:  February 3, 2015
Course:  June 7 – July 2, 2015

Our ideal student:
·      Early college career
·      Scientifically curious
·      Interested in a science career and willing to explore scientific research
·      Able to commit to 4 weeks
·      Open and receptive to new experiences

Flier is attached for distribution and display.

For questions and comments, contact Cynthia Joseph at cynthijr@usc.edu.
Thank you!