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NSF LSAMP REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) for U.S. Underrepresented Minority Students Summer Program in Costa Rica


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

Description:
With funding from the National Science Foundation’s LSAMP Program, OTS offers a research experience for students from NSF LSAMP Alliance member institutions. Students selected for the program will live at La Selva Research Station or Las Cruces Research Station for their eight-week program. From this program, you can expect to gain the following: 1) research skills in the field, 2) communication skills through training in scientific writing, oral presentations, science blogging, and videography, and 3) exposure to topics that affect the research stations and biodiversity conservation in the tropics.

La Selva Research Station and Las Cruces Research Station provide undergraduate students with unparalleled access to tropical forest ecosystems, mentoring by experienced tropical researchers, and training in field research methodology. Each student will work with an on-station (field) mentor as well as an on-campus (home) mentor from his/her home institution to ensure the integration of the summer research experience into students’ academic careers.

Please read the “Curriculum” (program description) and the “Prerequisites” (who can apply) on our website.

Note about the Program and COVID-19: Strict and obligatory COVID-19 protocols developed by OTS in accordance with international and Costa Rican guidelines will be followed as part of the on-boarding and during-program procedures; additional information will be provided to interested and confirmed participants. All REU program participants will have a quarantine period at the research station, COVID-19 testing, and will remain at the OTS research station for the duration of the program.

The OTS NSF LSAMP REU award covers the cost of room and board as well as international travel to and from Costa Rica. Participants will receive a stipend of $550/week for their 8 weeks of work on their research.


Participating Institution(s):
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University of Texas, El Paso (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biology
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Plant Sciences

Keywords:
Behavioral Ecology
Biogeography
Botany
Environmental Biology
Evolutionary Ecology
Herpetology
Tropical Ecology

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


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