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Summer Research Internships at Biosphere 2 CenterThrough the support of NASA's Mission to Planet Earth, Biosphere 2 Center hosted 11 research interns for 6 to 8 weeks each during the summer of 1997. In addition, we were able to offer scholarships to 14 students for Columbia University summer field courses. These two types of programs engaged students in much of the range of activity of practicing Earth Scientists, with an emphasis on the collection and analysis of data in both the field and the laboratory. Research interns and students in the field courses also played an important part in the design and evolution of their research projects. In addition to laboratory and field research, students participated in weekly research seminars by resident and visiting scientists. Research interns were exposed to the geology and ecology of the region via short field trips to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Mount Lemmon, Aravaipa Canyon and the Gulf of California, while field course students were exposed to laboratory-based research via intern-led hands-on demonstrations of their work. All students made oral and written presentations of their work during the summer, and two of the research interns have applied to present their results at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Maryland in April, 1998.
Document ID
Document Type
Other - Collected Works
Broecker, Wallace S.
(Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory Palisades, NY United States)
Colodner, Debra
(Biosphere 2 Center Oracle, AZ United States)
Griffin, Kevin
(Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory Palisades, NY United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1997
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:207804
Funding Number(s)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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