Research Experiences for Undergraduates


How to Apply (Application Deadline: February 15, 2017)

REU 2016 Research Project Titles


Research Facilities at SPMC

Residential Facilities at SPMC

SPMC Faculty and Staff

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2017 Program Dates

June 20, 2017 – August 18, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program provides support for undergraduate students to conduct supervised research with a faculty advisor.

Each summer, eight selected students will spend nine weeks at the Shannon Point Marine Center conducting original research with a faculty adviser. At the end of the session, students will produce a written and an oral report based on the results of their research. In the past, student research projects have included work on productivity and nutrient cycling in local watershed systems; ocean acidification; marine microbial ecology; marine chemical ecology; physiology of symbiosis; ecology and physiology of seaweeds; larval development, physiology, ecology; and environmental toxicology.

Student support includes a $4500 stipend plus a $630 food allowance, a travel allowance and housing (see Residential Facilities) at the Shannon Point Marine Center.

Funding for this REU site is provide by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Science's located in Arlington, VA (Award OCE-1559940). The NSF contact for this program is Elizabeth Rom. NSF does not handle REU applications; please contact each REU site directly for application information.


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