The Labs of Elizabeth Sibert (Yale University/WHOI), George Lauder(Harvard University) and Gareth Fraser (University of Florida) arerunning a unique accessible REU program this summer at the intersectionof biology, geology, and engineering with a focus on sharks. Pleaseforward to any interested students/departments. Much more informationis available on the webpage:https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Faccessiblesharks.wordpress.com%2Fand&data=05%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C043dde61f92146fe158708daf9268cb3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638096241207301040%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2Bh17jsDgzpLY9qBEZ67Nd8ELThuOWNTV6bd90B72RhQ%3D&reserved=0specific questions can be addressed toaccessiblesharksreu@gmail.com**Paid opportunity for Undergraduates with Disabilities to participatein interdisciplinary research on sharks this summer**Accessible Sharks is an NSF-Funded summer internship program thatsupports undergraduate students with disabilities to participate ininterdisciplinary summer research on sharks. Students will have theopportunity to work on aspects of shark scale development, their fossilrecord, or shark skin-inspired engineering and design, at one of threeinstitutions around the US (University of Florida, Yale University, orHarvard University). The program will run in summer of 2023 and summer of2024, and support a total of 6 students, 3 per summer. It will consistof an 8-week research project, as well as professional developmentopportunities and specific disability in STEM activities and discussions.Successful applicants will join a lab group for the summer, and beprovided with a$5500 stipend, housing, travel support, as well assupport and accommodations related to their individual disability.They will also participate in undergraduate summer research activities attheir location, as well as interdisciplinary cross-institution meetingsand discussions. Remote participation possible and will be considered ona case-by-case basis, although students will be supported and encouragedto participate in person where possible.This REU program is open to all undergraduate students with disabilities(e.g., mobility, sensory, learning, psychological, medical, or otherdisability – please see FAQ section below for more information), whoare majors in biology, geology, environmental science, engineering,or other related fields. Prior research experience is not requiredor expected. Students from historically excluded and non-traditionalbackgrounds are especially encouraged to apply, and preference will begiven to highly motivated students who have not had access to comparableresearch opportunities through their home institutions.To learn more and apply, please visithttps://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Faccessiblesharks.wordpress.com%2F&data=05%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C043dde61f92146fe158708daf9268cb3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C638096241207301040%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Rf%2F%2B5%2FhC4Arg5IUHPMZg%2FKbJ4N%2FfmNCm6Q%2BFsz74zOA%3D&reserved=0