Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology (CREST-REU)

Title 
Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology (CREST-REU)
Institution 
University of Massachusetts Boston
Institution Type 
research university
City 
Boston
State 
Massachusetts
Field 
Oceanography, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Hydrology, Remote Sensing, Biogeochemistry, Ecology, Economics, Management
Start Date 
June 2, 2014
End Date 
August 8, 2014
Stipend 
$5600
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
February 1, 2014
Description 
The CREST REU program at UMass Boston exposes students to cutting edge, authentic, coastal environmental research in an integrative transdisciplinary program across the ecological, environmental, and social sciences. CREST focuses on integrative coastal research crossing disciplinary boundaries that incorporates the ecological, earth, chemical, geographic, and social sciences.
Qualifications 
applicants must 1) be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, 2) must be enrolled in college for the fall 2013 (i.e. students who will graduate by June 2013 are not eligible to apply), 3) have successfully completed an introductory course/course sequence major (e.g. biology, ecology, geology, chemistry, policy, economics, and management), 4) be willing to live in group (same gender) housing of 4-6 person apartments, and 5) be able to participate in the program full time.Students that are minorities underrepresented in the sciences, veterans, disabled, or are early (rising sophomores or juniors) in their undergraduate coursework are especially encouraged to apply.
Contact 
Alan D. Christian
URL 
www.umb.edu/crest-reu
Email 
alan.christian@umb.edu
Number of Participants 
10
Housing Provided 
yes