Program participants perform variety
of technical tasks at the III's laboratory and sometimes
also at the University of Florida/IFAS laboratory, depending
on theirs specialization and selected assignment.
No matter what program assignment you
chose, you might still find yourself eventually getting some basic practical
experience in lab procedures and methods. Obviously, we do not
expect for example journalism student to perform specialized chemical
water tests, however everyone might need to add a hand
in range of laboratory tasks related to our water resources research.
Here are few examples of
laboratory activities you might join:
- collecting and preparing water and soil samples;
- calibrating technical equipment;
- performing various water quality related experiments;
- maintaining laboratory equipment;
- entering laboratory data results into related
- providing basic statistical analysis;
- building field sampling equipment;
- debugging newly developed instruments.
Laboratory related activities are only
one part of the whole experience - during the program
you will also take part in office
assignments, field trips
and educational tours.