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Dr. Patricia McClellan-Green Summer Fellows and Bob Simpson Minority Scholars Programs at CMAST

NC State University’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City, NC enthusiastically supports undergraduate research – providing students with opportunities to design projects and gain rewarding research experiences.

In consultation with a faculty advisor that matches their interest, each student will:

  • Identify a study project addressing a current issue affecting coastal ecosystems and communities;
  • Participate in research design, implementation, and effective presentation of research results; and
  • Gain an understanding for the logistical challenges, ethical issues, and positive rewards surrounding environmental research.

A description of research, extension and education activities and programs at CMAST can be found online at and via CMAST newsletters, which are also available on-line.

Undergraduate students are selected based on expressed interest, coursework and recommendation letters.

Students selected for the internship are expected to submit a written summary of their research, as well as give a 15-minute oral presentation before their faculty mentors and invited guests during the last week of the program.

The McClelan-Green Summer Fellows Program is open to all students statewide at the university, college or community college level.

The Bob Simpson Minority Scholars Program is open exclusively to minority applicants at the university, college, or community college levels.

The ten-week summer research program will begin June 1, 2021 through August 6, 2021. Undergraduate students are selected based on expressed interest, coursework and recommendation letters.

This posting will be open until February 28, 2021. Applicants will be notified of our decision by mid March 2021. If selected, you will have only 5 days to accept or decline offer, so the spot can be extended to others if you decline

Students must APPLY ONLINE HERE and specify if you are applying for the McClellan-Green or Bob Simpson program.

Students are required to provide a copy of courses taken or transcripts and two letter(s) of recommendation. The letters of recommendation should be sent by February 28 to The applicant should also submit a short essay (one page) on why a summer research experience is important.

For further information about the program contact Dr. Tal Ben-Horin at or Dr. David Eggleston at