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2015 Pilot Overseas Internship: "Bremer Summer"

 

About "Pilot Overseas Internship"

    The Pilot Overseas Internships, sponsored mainly by the Ministry of Education Taiwan and partly by the proponent, is intended to subsidize undergraduate students to gain experiences in an overseas exterprise or professional institute. The goal of the program is to give students opportunities to conduct practical work and to extend their vision. The proposal is prepared and submitted by a faculty member in a university. Once funded, the principal investigator (PI) is in charge of selecting the competent students and organizing the internship together with the host institute. 

 

About "Bremer Summer"

    "Bremer Summer" is the title of the proposal. Granted to Assist. Prof. Yu-Shih Lin, the program finances three undergraduate students, Ya-Ling (Yalin) Guo, Kuang-Ting (Eddie) Hsiao, and Ya-Fang (Lily) Cheng for their internships that last seven weeks to two months at the MARUM[1], University Bremen, Germany. Being one of the three IODP Core Repositories, MARUM is one of the leading marine geology intitutes in the world. It has three main research focuses: "Ocean and Climate", "Geosphere-Biosphere Interactions", and "Seafloor Dynamics"[2]. In recent years, the oceanographic community in Taiwan also had multiple initiatives for collaboration with MARUM, particularly for the drilling project at northern South China Sea with the use of MeBo[3]. MARUM was one of the Clusters of Excellence in 2007 and 2012, whereas the university was chosen as one of the winners of the "German Universities Excellence Initiative"[4].

    The interns will stay in the research group led by Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs (AG Hinrichs)[5]. The group is highly internaitonal and dedicated to organic geochemistry with application in the directions of biogeochemistry, geomicrobiology, and paleoenvironmental change. The group is the perfect combination of intelligent scientists, experienced technicians, solid infrastructure, and friendly atmosphere. In addition to the task that will be assigned by their mentors at MARUM, the interns also bring their own samples from Taiwan for advanced treatments and/or analysis with the use of the facility therein. They are supposed to spend 70% of their time working on the project assigned by their mentors at MARUM and 30% of the time on their own project. They will present reports in English at a weekly basis.

 

Weekly Reports of the Interns

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Yalin

Eddie

Lily

9.28 - 10.02

 

 

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9.21 - 9.27

 

 

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9.14 - 9.20

 

 

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9.07 - 9.13

 

 

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8.31 - 9.06

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8.24 - 8.30

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8.17 - 8.23

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8.10 - 8.16

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8.07 - 8.09

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7.27 - 8.02

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7.20 - 7.26

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