Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Summer Undergraduate Course


The Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Summer Undergraduate Course will be held July 24-August 5, 2011 on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman.

The program is focused on bringing students from regional Oklahoma universities to the OU campus for a two-week intensive lecture and laboratory experience. Students will be exposed to a multitude of research opportunities on the OU campus, at OU research sites, and other facilities across the state.  Sites and facilities that students will be exposed to include the Norman Landfill Research Site, Kessler Farm Field Laboratory, the National Weather Center, Stephenson Research and Technology Center, and the Sam Noble Electron Microscopy facility.

Dr. Bradley Stevenson, University of Oklahoma Assistant Professor of Botany and Microbiology, will head the program, which is designed to immerse undergrads in a comprehensive research experience.  The program is geared toward sophomore and junior students from regional universities (SWOSU, NSU, CU, UCO, RSU, LU, NWOSU, SEOSU ECU, OCCC, RCC).  The course is provided free of charge to participants through an award from Oklahoma EPSCoR. 

Participants will be accepted through an application process.  Application materials are due June 18, 2011, and must include the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Statement of research/career goals and interests

Application materials, as well as a detailed course information flier, may be accessed below.  For more information, contact Dr. Stevenson at Bradley.stevenson@ou.edu