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DukeUniversity: AEOP summer internships – Biomechanics of Ultrafast

ThePatek Lab in the Biology Department at Duke University is recruiting
one undergraduate student researcher through the US Army Educational
Outreach Program (AEOP) during the summer of 2017. The student will
participate in projects examining fast, impulsive movements of animals
in the natural environment. The focal systems for the project are
trap-jaw ants. Responsibilities of the student researchers may include
collecting study organisms from local habitats, obtaining high-speed
videos of animals, analyzing high-speed videos using computer software,
performing statistical analyses and scientific writing. The details of
responsibilities and tasks will be determined based on mutual interests
of the students and the mentors. There are also possibilities for the
students to develop individual projects under our mentorship.

Weare looking for motivated, reliable students who are excited about
having first-hand research experience at the intersection of biology
and physics. Skills to perform the above-mentioned tasks are not
required. We especially value students who are curious, hard-working
and have an open mind about the possibilities of basic, scientific
research. For more information about The Patek Lab, please visit our
website: www.thepateklab.org<http://www.thepateklab.org/>

DEADLINE:March 12, 2017, 11:59 pm. All applicants must submit two letters
of recommendation, transcripts and must have maintained a cumulative
GPA of at least 3.2 in their coursework. Applicants must also include
a brief essay that explains their interest in this research and how it
relates to their future goals.

TOAPPLY: Please click the link below through the
Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP):

–        Select “Apply” at the bottom of the page
–        Fill out the forms
–        At “Please select your 1st preference of URAP location,”
please select “BDUN53 Duke University”

NOTE:The project description from the Army Research Office website was
incorrect and has now been fixed. It should read:

“ImpulsiveBiological Performance in the Natural Environment”: Student
will focus on impulsive performance in the natural environment. Applicants
will need to have taken introductory biology and physics (mechanics). They
must have an interest in working outdoors and with live animals.”