Research opportunities available this summer for undergraduate students interested in archaeology, geography and history

Application deadline is April 15th

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Apr 8, 2006

Undergraduate students interested in archaeology, geography and history are encouraged to apply for a Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site Program to be held this summer from June 5-August 11, 2006. The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), which awarded $296,000 to Dr. Michael W. Graves, chair and professor of the Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, to support the three-year project.

The program begins with a 10-week intensive classroom, laboratory, and field work experience that will focus on the archaeology and history of the Kohala District on Hawaiʻi Island. Students will spend two weeks beginning in early June in Honolulu at the UH Mānoa campus, then move to Kohala for six weeks of archaeological field training, and then return to UH Mānoa for the final two weeks.

Among the activities in which students will engage in will be instruction in Geographic Information Systems databases, the use of Global Positioning System units in archaeological survey and mapping, the use and assessment of primary historical documents pertaining to Hawaiʻi, and the development and implementation of a realistic research project that will culminate in a paper and presentation.

NSF funds will be used to subsidize most of the costs of the program for students. Graves anticipates funding 10 students and encourages applications from under-represented groups in science.

Potential applicants must be both US citizens and currently undergraduates at an American university. Applications are due April 15, 2006.

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