Lough Hyne Research Training programme for American students
Tue, 25 Sep 2012
For the past five weeks a group of four students from various US Universities along with visiting staff members and staff from the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) have been taking part in the first year of a 3 year National Science Foundation (US) funded IRES (International Research Experience for Students) training programme at the UCC labs in the Lough Hyne Marine Nature Reserve in West Cork.
The students were taking part in a number of different ecological surveys and learning various sampling methodologies as well as conducting their own research projects for the duration of the visit. As part of this programme, the four students came to the School of BEES on Thursday 20th September to deliver seminars on their research projects to staff and students in the School.
The students had successfully applied through a competitive process to get on this training programme and UCC are partners on the IRES programme in collaboration with Dr Cynthia Trowbridge, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (Programme Coordinator) and Dr Colin Little, University of Bristol which will run until 2014.
Congratulations to all the students on the IRES programme this year and many thanks to all the staff and students in the School of BEES for their help and support throughout this programme.
For more information on Lough Hyne, see here.
Photo: Visiting IRES students with Dr. Rob McAllen at the Fastnet Rock, West Cork