2019 Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM) course is now accepting applications

Hi Everyone,

Please consider applying to this remarkable opportunity!

The Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI), headquartered at the University of Southern California (USC) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is offering an all-expense paid, three-week, intensive introductory microbiology course called Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM).

Recruiting early career undergraduates from 2- and 4-year colleges

to join the University of Southern California and Santa Catalina Island

from June 9 through June 28, 2019

for lectures, discussions, labs, fieldwork, networking, career panels and more

focusing on aquatic microbes and their ecology

led by Drs. John Heidelberg and Eric Webb

paid for by C-DEBI, including travel, room, board, and course expenses.

For more information and a link to the application, please visit their webpage:


They strive to recruit participants that reflect the diversity of students at the community college and university level with varied science learning and life experiences. Students from groups underrepresented in STEM fields and first generation college students are encouraged to apply.

Application Opens:  Thursday, November 1, 2018

Application Deadline:  Thursday, February 7, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact Gwen Noda at gnoda@usc.edu

All the best!

OC STEM Project Acabado Team