Mountain Lake Biological Station Independent Field Research in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior REU

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 Deadline: 

February 20, 2014
   

Start Date: 

Late May
   

Duration: 

10 Weeks, Late May through Early August
   

Location: 

Charlottesville, VA
   

Area of Interest: 

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

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

Mountain Lake Biological Station's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (DBI 0097249) and brings undergraduate students from around the country together for an exciting ten-week summer program of guided, but independent, original research in field biology. Student researchers work closely with researcher mentors in compatible fields of interest. Students take leadership roles in all aspects of the study; they design the study and prepare the proposal, collect data and perform analysis, and finally they interpret the results and prepare a written and oral presentation. Compared to many other REU programs, this program offers a high degree of independence in project choice and design. Many projects are submitted for publication in leading biological journals. Students also participate in a weekly seminar about the conduct of biological research. REU participants have access to state-of-the-art facilities and are granted full use of all Station scientific and computer equipment.
   

Benefits: 

$5,000 stipend, room and board; project and travel budgets also provided.

   

Major(s): 

Biological Sciences
Earth & Environmental Science
Applied Ecology
Chemistry

   

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: Transcripts
 

Contact: 

Dr. Eric Nagy
Mountain Lake Biological Station, University of Virginia
238 Gilmer Hall, PO Box 400327
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4327
Phone: 434-243-4989     Fax: 434-982-5626
Email: mlbs-reu@virginia.edu

 

Program Website: 

http://mlbs.org/reuprogram
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