Research Experiences for Undergraduates
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.