Central Michigan University is offering a 10-week undergraduate research experience at its Biological Station (CMUBS) on Beaver Island. This program will provide funding for 6 undergraduates to work with CMU and Northwestern Michigan College faculty on research projects related to the Great Lakes ecosystems.
Students will live and work on Beaver Island from June 2 – August 8, 2014, receiving a $4,000 stipend, together with free room and board and up to $500 for travel to Beaver Island.
More information on potential projects and the online application are available at:
REU Opportunity Summer 2014 Research Experience for Undergraduates in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of Biological Sciences invites applicants for the NSF sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity. This is a 10 week summer program. The goal of this program is to provide undergraduate students with experience in hypothesis-driven collaborative research utilizing field based and/or laboratory methods and fully engage students in projects associated with the ecology and evolution influencing Chihuahuan Desert biodiversity.
THE PROGRAM PROVIDES: -
High quality research experience in ecology and evolutionary biology in the field and/or lab
Research opportunities at the Indio Mountains Research Station (IMRS), a 40,000 acre facility controlled by UTEP
One-on-one and group mentoring from active research faculty in multidisciplinary fields
Training in bioethics and other relevant professional skills
The Yosemite Environmental Science Research Training (YESRT) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is available to all college students nationwide. It is a ten week paid intership that takes place largely in Yosemite National Park.
Sucessful applicants will be working with mentors from UC Merced, Yosemite National Park Service, and the United States Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center. There are a broad range of potential projects available, from conservation, biological diversity, to engineering and social science. Students will be living at the SNRI Yosemite Field Station located in Wawona.
Student activities consist of individual research projects, spanning a broad range of disciplines such as Ecology, Geoscience, Biodiversity, Conservation, Restoration, Hydrology, and Engineering. Research training is provided by mentors from UCM (Schools of Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Social Sciences) and the USGS Western Ecological Research Center. Students also participate in a series of field trips led by teams of UCM, USGS, and NPS scientists focusing on Yosemite ad the Sierra Nevada. Finally the students attend a weekly seminar in Environmental Science. The successful students will be staying at the SNRS Yosemite Field Station, located in the village of Wawona just inside the south entrance to Yosemite National Park.
The Field Station is used by researchers and other students all summer. In 2014 the program will run from June 15th to August 23rd.
This 8-week internship pairs students with the Preserve’s Senior Research Fellow for original research in field ecology. Students typically engage in a small independent projects and are expected to collect and analyze data and to present their results at the Preserve’s Annual Science Symposium. This is an unpaid internship though housing is provided.
The Huyck Preserve is a non-profit organization dedicated to preservation, education, and research. As one of the oldest biological research stations in the United States, the Preserve has supported research continuously since 1938.
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - Arctic LTER
The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking undergraduate applicants for several Arctic research projects. Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) positions are available to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents only who are currently enrolled as undergraduates at U.S. colleges or universities (no graduating seniors).
Successful candidates will participate in field research on either terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems in the Toolik Lake Research Natural Area on the North Slope of Alaska.
In addition to gaining experience by assisting on a variety of project activities, REU students typically engage in a small independent project that is linked to larger studies of lakes, streams, tundra or land-water interactions. REU participants are expected to collect and analyze data and to produce a poster describing their project near the end of the field season.
We anticipate funding for support of at least two REU positions during the 2014 field season, both in association with the Arctic LTER project.
Candidates for these jobs should be available to live at Toolik Field Station for 8-10 weeks during June, July and August. Travel to Toolik Field Station is paid for by grant funds as well as the cost of room and board at the station.
Applicants should have completed basic coursework in biology, chemistry and ideally ecology or ecosystem studies. Attention to detail and a desire to learn new laboratory and field techniques are essential. Applicants should be in good health, capable of rigorous outdoor activity, and prepared to live in a field camp where cooperation with others is essential, personal privacy is limited, and living accommodations are spare and simple.