Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Translational Ecology

Title 
Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Translational Ecology
Institution 
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Institution Type 
independent not for profit environmental research organization
City 
Milbrook
State 
NY
Field 
This year our projects include: mosquitoes and disease risk, urban ecosystems, tick borne diseases, songbird behavioral ecology, ecosystem engineering by organisms, Hudson River wetlands and climate change, investigating people’s ideas about ecosystems, etc.
Start Date 
May 27, 2014
End Date 
August 15, 2014
Stipend 
$6000 stipend plus food allowance and free housing.
Hrs / Week 
40 - at the discretion of the student and mentor.
Deadline 
February 5, 2014
Description 
The REU program is funded by the NSF. For the past 27 years, the Cary Institute's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program has provided 8-12 students each summer with an opportunity to conduct quality research in ecology at a world-class institute. Our alumni have gone on to wonderful careers in academic ecology as professors or research scientists, in environmental management or consulting, in ecology education, or in many other fields. This year our projects include: mosquitoes and disease risk, urban ecosystems, tick borne diseases, songbird behavioral ecology, ecosystem engineering by organisms, Hudson River wetlands and climate change, investigating people’s ideas about ecosystems, etc.
Qualifications 
REU participants must be current undergraduate students and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Students must be enrolled in a degree program with at least one semester remaining after completion of the summer REU program.
Contact 
Patricia Smith
URL 
http://www.caryinstitute.org/students/reu-program
Email 
smithp@caryinstitute.org
Number of Participants 
10
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes