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STEPS Research Experience for Undergraduates and Research Experience for Future Farmers


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

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
The Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center will support 15 students for ten weeks through a multi-institutional Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Students will work on independent research projects within the Center under the mentorship of STEPS Scholars and faculty. Considering the long-term nature of the '25-in-25' vision, at least five REU positions are reserved for applicants who indicate future career plans in farming or related agricultural professions, forming a Research Experience for Future Farmers (REF) track within the program. Each REU/REF student will be paired with another student in the program working on a complementary project anchored in a different research theme. The students will meet (in person and/or virtually) throughout the summer to help foster community building and convergence thinking.

Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and be a US Citizen or permanent resident. We encourage applicants from a variety of disciplines including but not limited to chemistry, environmental engineering, materials science, computer science, plant sciences, biochemistry, economics, sociology, and biology. Students from underrepresented groups in STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply.

All participants will receive a $6,000 stipend in addition to on-campus housing and travel to the host institution.


Application Deadline: 2/4/2022
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Program Dates: 5/31/2022 - 8/5/2022

Participating Institution(s):
This program has 9 participating institutions.
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Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Agricultural Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer Sciences
Crop & Soil Sciences
Economics
Materials Science & Engineering
Natural Resources
Plant Sciences
Sociology
Sustainability

Keywords:
Agriculture Economics
Biological & Chemical Sensors
Computational Modeling
Geospatial Modeling
Materials Chemistry
Plant Genetics
Soil Science
Sustainable Agriculture
Wastewater Treatment & Reuse

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


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