Published: Nov. 2, 2023

If you are an undergraduate science major who is interested in pursuing a career in STEM, there is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills while studying the interface between microbes and beesBeeMORE is a USDA-funded Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates (REEU) who are interested in significantly advancing their research skills in the field, the laboratory, or both. Students from underrepresented groups in science and agriculture are particularly encouraged to apply.


Potential projects include (but not limited to):

- Disease ecology of native pollinators

- Identify microbes on and within bees that produce enzymes relevant to biofuel production

- Discovering new yeasts from beehives for brewing beer

- Relationship between behavior, morphology, and pathogens of carpenter bees

- Culturing and characterizing properties of Paenibacillus larvae, a honey bee pathogen



- Program runs from May 26th to August 2nd 2024 (9 weeks), and some reasonable accommodations for travel can be provided

- Students will receive a $500 stipend per week ($4,500 total for the summer) PLUS free room and board at our Wolf Village Apartments

- Successful applicants will be paired with faculty mentor programs to conduct their own research most amenable to their research interests and background

- Activities will include presentations, group field trips, extension meetings, and the NC State Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium


Apply now!

DEADLINE: January 31st, 2024

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