Guam EPSCOR is a 5-year, $6 million grant to the University of Guam from the National Science Foundation. The program aims to develop a Guam Ecosystems Collaboratorium to ensure the sustainability of coral reef ecosystems in the face of environmental change. Guam EPSCoR aims to situate Guam as a premier research and STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education hub bolstering sustainability, economic development, and informed decision-making by engaging communities in 21st-century science.

In addition to its research goals, Guam EPSCoR seeks to increase the number and diversity of students who choose STEM careers by engaging students in its Summer Research Experience (SRE) Program. The SRE program is a six-week program open to select undergraduate students seeking research opportunities this summer. Student research training and tasks may include field work to investigate coral reefs or to deploy and retrieve oceanographic instruments, as well as work in the University of Guam Marine Laboratory’s Molecular Lab. Selected students will learn about DNA extraction and sequencing and/or how to readout and analyze data to characterize marine environments. Ideal candidates are self-motivated, well organized, and have basic training or experience in lab procedures and microscopy.

The University of Guam and Research Corporation of the University of Guam are Equal Opportunity Employers that have received NSF funding to broaden the participation of underrepresented students in STEM fields. As such, the SRE Program remains open to all qualified students, but women, minorities, and students with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen and/or permanent resident of Guam
  • Undergraduate student in good academic standing
  • Available 8AM – 5PM between June 11 – July 20, 2018, and flexibility to work some nights and weekends


  • Research experience
  • Faculty/Researcher mentoring
  • $2500 stipend
  • Possible travel opportunities
  • On-campus housing and up to $1500 travel reimbursement for off-island participants


  1. Drop off this application and transcript to:
    Guam EPSCoR Office, University of Guam, Dean Circle House #4
    Office Hours 8AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday
  2. Or, you can email documents to Mellani Lubuag at lubuagm@triton.uog.edu
    PDF format only.

DUE DATE: February 28, 2018 by 5:00PM

Mellani Lubuag, Program Manager
lubuagm@triton.uog.edu  /  (671) 735-0301/09