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Center for Tree Science - Undergraduate Research Fellowship


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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
Students in the Center for Tree Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship (CTS-URF) program spend 10 weeks at The Morton Arboretum under the mentorship of our Research Scientists and Research Associates. The CTS-URF is designed to engage undergraduate students in the scientific process through the completion of an independent research project, falling in one of our major research areas. Students will have the opportunity to indicate their preference among available mentors at the Morton Arboretum. Our scientists cover a broad range of topics: basic tree biology, forest ecology, arboriculture, biomechanics, root biology, soil science, genetics, phylogenetics, systematics, conservation biology, and restoration ecology.

The program endeavors to promote critical thinking, self-confidence, and perseverance, while helping prepare students for graduate studies and professional careers in science-related fields. Students participate in weekly activities, such as seminars, field trips, and social events. At the end of the program, students will be required to prepare a final report and present their work in a student research symposium at The Morton Arboretum. Students also interact with peers in similar REU programs based at the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Field Museum.

Successful applicants receive a stipend, an opportunity for housing, and a nominal budget for research.


Application Deadline: 2/22/2019

Program Dates: 6/3/2019 - 8/9/2019

Participating Institution(s):
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The Morton Arboretum (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biology
Crop & Soil Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Entomology
Environmental Sciences
Forestry
Natural Resources
Plant Sciences

Keywords:
Bioinformatics
Conservation
Dendroecology
Ecological Modeling
Forest Ecology
Natural Resoruces
Plant Genetics
Soil Science
Statistical Modelling
Tropical Ecology

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