Research Experiences for Undergraduates

2018 Program Dates

June 19, 2018 – August 17, 2018

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.

  • faculty and students surveying
  • Student scientist working in a lab
  • a student standing in front of the CTD on a vessel
  • a student standing in front of their research poster

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 provided by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences 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.