Interested in joining the Lamp Lab?

Guidelines for potential graduate students:

Dr. Lamp is always interested in recruiting excellent students who are interested in applied and basic entomology, and in environmental science with a focus on macroinvertebrates. Our projects span molecular to community levels, and generally include both field and laboratory components. Former students have become employed in both colleges as well as government agencies. Students seeking a Master's or a Ph.D. degree in the Lamp Lab generally are admitted through the Entomology Graduate Program (ENTM), through the Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Science Graduate Program (MEES), or through the BISI-BEES Graduate Program. Go to those links to get specific information on the admissions and degree requirements for those programs as well as application deadlines.

Students generally receive 12 month funding through a combination of teaching and research assistantships. Fellowships are competitive, but may be obtained for the beginning and end of the program. If you are interested in joining the lab, send a resume and transcripts (unofficial is fine) by email to Dr. Lamp, along with a brief description of your background and interests.

Guidelines for University of Maryland undergraduate students:

Each semester, the Lamp Lab hosts a number of undergraduate students with majors in biology and environmental science who desire a research experience. The experience may vary from a one semester, focused paper or research project to a 2-3 year, field- and laboratory-based project that includes external funding, the development of an honors thesis, and publication in a refereed journal. Students may work as a volunteer in the lab, obtain funding from research grants, or receive research credits in BSCI 389. Recent examples include:

  • • Claire Weber, B.S. 2015 in ENSP, Honor’s thesis in Entomology entitled "Functional trait assemblages in lotic stream communities in relation to stream flashiness."
  • • Juliann Tice, B.S. 2014 in ENST, SESYNC Intern, Summer, 2012.
  • • Sean McCanty, B.S. 2013 in BEES, Honor’s thesis in Entomology entitled “Morphological differences in collected females of Dolophilodes distinctus (Trichoptera) at urban and rural headwater streams.”

If interested, students should contact Dr. Lamp no later than the first week of classes with their resume, transcript from University of Maryland (unofficial is fine), and their interests and goals for the research experience. If suitable, an appointment will be set up to discuss specific possibilities for projects.