Translational Ecology for Undergraduates: The Cary Institute REU Program

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 Deadline: 

February 5, 2014
   

Start Date: 

May 27, 2014
   

Duration: 

12 Weeks: May 27-August 15, 2014
   

Location: 

New York City, NY
   

Area of Interest: 

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

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

This program helps students develop a strong background in the branches of ecology. Students choosing to pursue a research career receive exceptional training while all participants gain skills and experiences that will serve them in any path they choose. The program emphasizes the community nature of the scientific enterprise. As participants design and complete their own research projects they consult with other scientists, present their plans for critique, and then speak at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and write a paper for a peer-reviewed IES Occasional Publication. Seminars and informal meetings provide for training in and reflection on the research process. Through a Case Study of a regional environmental issue, a career forum, and a day spent teaching high school students from a nearby city, students explore the social, political, intellectual and personal dimensions of being an ecologist. Students can select from a variety of projects within this program.
   

Benefits: 

Participants receive a $6,000 stipend, housing and $600 food allowance

   

Major(s): 

Not Specified

   

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:
 

Contact: 

Ms. Patricia Smith
Undergraduate Research Program, Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Box R
Millbrook, NY 12545
Phone: (845) 677-7600 x326     Fax: (845) 677-5976
Email: smithp@caryinstitute.org

 

Program Website: 

http://www.ecostudies.org/reu.html
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