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Sevilleta Research for Undergraduates Progam


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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
The Sevilleta LTER is seeking applicants for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). We are looking for 10 Biology REU students for the Summer. This interdisciplinary REU Site Program at the Sevilleta LTER in central New Mexico will train undergraduate students who will conduct independent research under the guidance of UNM faculty in Biology, Ecology, and Earth and Planetary Sciences. The summer program includes a seminar series, a weekly journal club, an annual symposium, professional development workshops, toastmasters, ethics training, field trips, and opportunities to interact with a multitude of scientists conducting research on the refuge. Science students will conduct independent research in and around the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge will present their projects at the annual symposium to be held in August. Working at the LTER site invites close interactions among students, faculty, and graduate students.

Students will have numerous opportunities to share ideas and explore issues within and across disciplines. The program?s goal is to increase exposure to a large, multidisciplinary research program, inspire students to continue into professional careers, and prepare students for the rigors of graduate school, professional research, and responsible citizenship. The program exemplifies the integration of research and education. As students conduct research, they will learn how to be a scientist, along with many technical, methodological and ethical issues that arise in scientific research.

Lodging and laboratory space for REU students will be provided by the UNM Sevilleta Field Station at NO COST. In addition, candidates chosen will receive a stipend of $5500 and a $500 food allowance during the 10-week summer program. We will also refund travel costs to and from the UNM Sevilleta Field Station up to $600 (stipulations apply).

Applications will be accepted from students at any stage of their undergraduate program (freshman to senior) and any discipline, so long as the applicant is interested in conservation biology and ecology. Students are not eligible if they have completed an undergraduate degree by the start of Summer. We welcome applications from students at four year colleges, students that are the first member of their family to attend college, non-traditional students, and students from traditionally underrepresented groups. Students must be U.S. Citizens.


Application Deadline: 2/23/2018

Program Dates: 5/28/2018 - 8/3/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of New Mexico (Lead)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
Biology
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Entomology
Environmental Sciences
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Physiology
Plant Sciences

Keywords:
Conservation
Ecological Modeling
Environmental Biology

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


Page last updated 11/7/2017
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