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REU Program in Animal Behavior

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Academic Level:
Undergraduate Students

Funded by the National Science Foundation, our program offers a unique opportunity for talented undergraduates to spend the summer doing state-of-the-art research and gain valuable skills while exploring career opportunities in the sciences. During the first two weeks, interns divide their time between group training activities and their home laboratories. The group training activities include research seminar presentations, hands-on training in field and laboratory techniques, a trip behind the scenes at the Indianapolis Zoo, and a workshop on research ethics. For the remainder of the summer, students conduct individual research projects under the guidance of their mentors and prepare final presentations of the results. We also offer brief workshops on taking the GRE, applying to graduate school, and designing professional presentations in Power Point.

Our program has been running since 1990 and is one of the most successful undergraduate summer research programs in the country.

Application Deadline: 2/11/2013
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Program Dates: 5/20/2013 - 7/27/2013

Participating Institution(s):
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Indiana University, Bloomington (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Ecology & Evolution
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Animal Behavior & Learning
Animal Science
Behavioral Ecology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Developmental Psychobiology
Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary Ecology
Sensory Physiology

This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 11/13/2012
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This material is based upon work partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 0646359, 1444498, 1139269, 0853147, 0827110, 0749544, 0703763, 0701472, 0549302, 0503536, 0456706, 0429048, 0954286, 0728588, 0834096, 1444382, 1037641, 1038809, 1315956, 1506040.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.