Harvard University's Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology

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 Deadline: 

February 3, 2017
   

Start Date: 

May 22, 2017
   

Duration: 

11 Weeks, May 22 - August 4, 2017
   

Location: 

Petersham, MA
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

Each student will participate in an on-going research project with a researcher from Harvard University, University of New Hampshire, Marine Biological Laboratory Ecosystem Center or other institutions. Responsibilities may include field sampling, laboratory studies, data analysis and scientific writing. In addition, students attend weekly seminars and workshops given by nationally known scientists on topics regarding ecosystem research, career planning, and graduate school preparation. Harvard Forest research focuses on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global warming, hurricanes, forest harvesting, and invasive organisms. Researchers come from many disciplines, and specific projects center on population and community ecology, paleoecology, land-use history, aquatic ecology, biochemistry, soil science, ecophysiology, and atmosphere-biosphere exchanges.
   

Benefits: 

Stipend of $5,775, housing, full meal plan, and travel reimbursement

   

Major(s): 

Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering

   

GPA: 

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: 
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other: Official Transcripts
 

Contact: 

Summer Program Representative
Summer Program, Harvard Forest
324 N. Main Street
Petersham, MA 01366
Phone: (978) 724-3302     Fax: (978) 724-3595
Email: hfapps@fas.harvard.edu

 

Program Website: 

http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/other-tags/reu
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