Brooklyn Urban Ecology and Environment Program (BUEE)

Title 
Brooklyn Urban Ecology and Environment Program (BUEE)
Institution 
CUNY Brooklyn College
Institution Type 
Comprehensive university
City 
Brooklyn
State 
NY
Field 
Ecology, Environmental Science
Start Date 
6/5/18
End Date 
8/17/18
Stipend 
$5500
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
4/1/18
Description 
Brooklyn College’s Urban Ecology and Environment Program (BUEE) offers a specialized ten-week intensive research training experience on human-coupled natural systems targeted at underrepresented students from academic institutions poorly equipped for research opportunities in STEM. The goal of our program is to train future researchers and policy makers in urban ecology and environmental science, capitalizing on our unique setting in the largest borough of the largest city in the United States. Authentic research experiences on human-coupled natural systems will be complemented by a rigorous educational program aimed at developing practical experience in research integrity, scientific communication and quantitative literacy. BUEE leverages the unique academic and research resources at Brooklyn College/CUNY, including a state-of-the-art Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center and our recently-established Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, focused on urban sustainability and resilience.
Qualifications 
NSF’s REU programs are open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents currently enrolled in an Associates or Baccalaurate degree program. Students accepted into the program will ideally be early-career undergraduates, a group traditionally underserved by REU programs.
Contact 
Tony Wilson/Brett Branco
URL 
http://buee.brooklyn.cuny.edu
Email 
buee@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Number of Participants 
10
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes