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Geosciences METRO Center

2014 USDA Program

A number of paid research opportunities are available in several labs at Fresno State, USDA (Parlier) and the National Forest Service (Fresno). Students will be trained and will carry out research to investigate impacts of climate change on and by agriculture under the guidance of an experienced research mentor. Projects include flux measurements of greenhouse gases from agricultural practices, impacts of environmental factors on crop growth, and measurements of climate impacts on watersheds. Selected students must be able to commit 6-10 hours/week to the program during the semester. Full time employment during the summer is possible. Program participants may be expected to participate in professional development workshops, and may be required to enroll in some courses outside their majors to provide them with the background necessary to carry out their research projects. Participation in the program is possible for up to two years.

These positions are open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Preference will be given to students majoring in a science or agricultural science field or geography. For the undergraduate positions, students at the upper division level are preferred, but all applicants will be considered.


  Email or mail the application to Ronna Crews:   559-278-6076

or ATTN: Ronna Crews, Science 2, # 361 or College of Science & Mathematics Deans Office M/S ST90, 2576 East San Ramon Avenue, California State University Fresno, Fresno CA 93740

Deadline February 14, 2014