Research Experiences for Undergraduates
2016 Program Dates
June 21, 2016 – August 19, 2016
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 students will be selected from a national pool to spend nine weeks at the Shannon Point Marine Center working with faculty supervisors in designing and conducting the research projects. 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; marine microbial ecology; marine chemical ecology; physiology of symbiosis; ecology and physiology of seaweeds; larval development, physiology, ecology; morphology of marine invertebrates; 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.