ARIP 2019

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Advanced Research
Internship Program 2019

ARIP 2019 Syllabus

Please note that this syllabus is provisional and is subject to change before and during ARIP 2019.


L = lecture
G = group discussion/activity
F = field collecting
T = tour/trip
R = research lab activity

On-Line July 8–13 Research reading
0 Su 14 July Arrivals in L.A.
G: Welcome dinner and orientation
1 Mo 15 July [9:00am] L: Introduction to the program (in Mark Ridley Thomas Center)
T: Behind-the-scenes tour at Natural History Museum of L.A. County
L: Molecular techniques, DNA, and PCR
2 Tu 16 July F: Collecting at King Harbor Marina floating dock
T: Crustacea dissection and Seafood lunch
R: Sample sorting, identification, photography, and tissue sampling
3 We 17 July [8am] R: DNA extraction from specimens
G: Begin Materials & Methods written activity
T: California Science Center: IMAX movie (12:30pm), space shuttle (1:30pm), ecosystems
T: Visit USC campus and admissions (3:15pm – 4:45pm)
4 Th 18 July [8am] R: DNA amplification of specimen extracts
G: Continue Materials & Methods written activity
G: Research presentation topic selection
R: PCR product gels (then PCR product sent out for sequencing)
5 Fr 19 July [5:30am] F: Intertidal collecting trip to San Pedro (sunrise 5:56am, low tide -0.23 ft at 6:31am)
      White Point, 1801 W. Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro CA 90732
T: Visit Marine Mammal Care Center
T: Visit and picnic lunch at Korean Friendship Bell
T: Visit Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
6 Sa 20 July T: Visit Malibu, Pepperdine University
T: Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area
7 Su 21 July [9am] R: DNA sequence processing
G: Continue Materials & Methods written activity
G: Research presentation discussion
G: Scientific communication
G: Research presentation prep
T: Visit Butterfly Pavilion and exhibits at NHMLA
8 Mo 22 July [9am] G: Research presentation discussion
F: Collection tours in other NHM sections
G: Materials & Methods section writing
R: Specimen data and specimen photo posting to Barcode of Life Database
9 Tu 23 July [9:30am] T: Visit La Brea Tar Pits, Farmers Market, and The Grove
T: Visit UCLA campus
10 We 24 July [9am] R: Molecular sequence and tracefile posting to Barcode of Life Database
G: Research presentation prep and Materials & Methods revisions
G: Lunch in the lab
G: Materials and Methods section wrapup
11 Th 25 July T: Day trip to Catalina Island — USC Wrigley Marine Science Center
12 Fr 26 July [9am] Organize for Research Presentations
10:00am – 11:30am Research presentations
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30am – 01:45pm Research presentations
G: Writing good résumés, getting good letters of recommendation, U.S. colleges
04:00pm Closing ceremony
06:00pm Farewell dinner
13 Sa 27 July Departures