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Translational Ecology: Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
We hope to train a new generation of environmental scientists who are both prepared and motivated to translate ecological science to the public. The Cary Translational Ecology REU program weaves together activities in 5 strands:

Cutting Edge Independent Research Projects - working closely with a mentor scientist, students delineate a research question and hypotheses, develop and implement a project, analyze data, give an oral presentation in a formal symposium and write a paper. Skill building workshops support student learning. The bulk of students' time is spent in this facet of the program.

Linkages to Policy and Management - through a Case Study, students explore the science/society interface and the potential and needs for translation of science.

Linkages to the Public - with mentoring, students write short, lay-friendly summaries of their own and a colleague's research projects, and participate in a Communication Workshop.

Linkages to Education - REU students teach younger students in the Sharing Science Program, and they participate in an Education Roundtable with education scholars and practitioners.

Reflective Practice, Training and Integration - students are supported in reflecting on themselves as scientists and translators of science, receive training in Responsible Conduct of Research and safety, and participate in a Forum on Translational Ecology that showcases examples of translational ecology in action, as well as a diversity of professional role models and careers.


Application Deadline: 2/3/2017
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Program Dates: 5/22/2017 - 8/11/2017

Participating Institution(s):
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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Lead)
City University of New York (CUNY), City College of New York
City University of New York (CUNY), Queens College
State University of New York (SUNY), New Paltz
Vassar College

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Education
Forestry
Natural Resources
Plant Sciences
Zoology

Keywords:
Animal Behavior & Learning
Aquatic Ecology
Behavioral Ecology
Collaborative Research
Forest Ecology
Freshwater Wetlands
Invasive Species
Terrestrial Ecology
Urban Ecology
Vector Ecology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


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