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Summer 2016 REU in 'Climate Change Impacts in Semi-Arid Regions'


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Description:
The Environmental Science Institute (ESI) of the University of Texas at Austin announces an NSF-funded program during the summer of 2016 for undergraduates interested in environmental science research. Students will be trained in laboratory and field methods applied to studies of global change and its impacts and will work on independent projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Project areas are interdisciplinary and encompass the fields of chemistry, biology, ecology, urban ecology, policy, civil engineering, and geological sciences. Students will participate in a weekly research seminar series, portfolio creation, and professional development activities. Students will also participate in field excursions related to scientific research. These 1-2 day activities may require physical exertion involving hiking, caving, camping, and/or boat rides in hot and humid weather. The summer program will conclude with a research poster session and open house.

Your summer research will be in one of three major themes:

-Reconstructing past climatic impacts on hydrologic and soil systems,

-Climate impacts on ecosystems, and

-Energy-water nexus and infrastructure adaptations.

Each REU student will be part of a separate research group headed by a faculty mentor, but all will come together regularly for cross-cohort seminars and field experiences and to examine and participate in the projects of your colleagues.
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Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
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Program Dates: 6/4/2018 - 8/10/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Texas, Austin (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Hydrology
Sustainability

Keywords:
Climate
Climate Change
Environmental Change
Global Change

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


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