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ECBC Now Accepting Applications for 2009 Minority Undergraduate Summer Internship Program
Date:2/11/2009

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), the premier national resource for chemical and biological defense, is currently accepting applications for a new summer internship program established in response to a recent decline in the number of minorities pursuing careers in science and engineering.

The Minority Undergraduate Summer Internship Program (MUSIP), established by the ECBC's Diversity Advisory Committee in 2008, aims to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to enhance their education by working with top scientists and engineers on challenging research projects in support of the nation's defense

"ECBC's workforce is our greatest asset and as such, we are committed to making the Center the place where the best people want to work," said ECBC Technical Director Rick Decker. "Through our presence in the community and our commitment to educational outreach programs that stress the importance of science, math and engineering, ECBC strives to increase its diversity through internships, mentoring and by developing existing relationships with our local colleges and universities."

African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American and Native-American college sophomores and juniors majoring in biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, occupational safety, physical science, physics or related disciplines at four-year colleges are all eligible to submit a MUSIP application for the 2009-2010 academic year. Those accepted into MUSIP are eligible to receive up to $2,400 a month depending on their level of education.

Over the course of 10 weeks, MUSIP will provide students with limited engineering and applied research experience the opportunity to participate in integrated science, technology and engineering solutions. Selected students, chosen to work collaboratively with an ECBC mentor to conduct science and engineering rese
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