The GEM Course is an all-expenses paid, three-week intensive introductory course in Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM) geared for early career undergraduates from 2 and 4 year institutions. The course focuses on microbes found in aquatic environments investigated through authentic research experiences (students collect, process & interpret data).  This residential course includes lectures, labs and fieldwork at USC and on Santa Catalina Island.

Where:  University of Southern California campus and Santa Catalina Island, CA
When:  June 11 – June 30, 2017
Who:  Undergraduates from 2 or 4-year colleges
Cost:  FREE, including travel, plus modest stipend
How to apply:
Note:  First generation college, women, and under-represented students encouraged to apply

Application Opens:  December 05, 2016
Application Deadline:  February 01, 2017 at 5:00pm PST

For questions and comments, contact Gwen Noda at