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Aquatic Science, Engineering, and Technology (ASET) REU program

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Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

The 'Aquatic Sciences, Engineering, and Technology (ASET) Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at Clarkson University is a 10-week immersive research experience serving 8 undergraduates per year. ASETS exposes students to cutting edge, authentic, aquatics research at Clarkson University in an integrative transdisciplinary program across the natural and social sciences and engineering. The ASET-REU program focuses on the Great Lakes and Hudson River basin research and includes an integrative learning community through research, seminars, professional development, and social activities. The program leverages existing research and educational programs in the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering and the Institute for a Sustainable Environment.

The ASET REU program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to:1) carry out an independent research project in the aquatics sciences and engineering (e.g., biochemistry, geochemistry, biogeochemistry, geology and earth systems, ecology and molecular ecology, social, behavioral, economics, and sustainability sciences, materials and analytical sciences and engineering), 2) work closely with a faculty advisor and research group in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment, 3) develop field and laboratory skills, 4) develop cohort, communication and networking skills, 5) explore issues of science ethics, 6) exchange ideas with students and faculty at weekly seminars, 7) present summer research at a program wide symposium at the end of the program, 8) participate in field trips/social events in and around the Great Lakes and Adirondacks of northern New York.

Research Topics: Aquatic Natural Sciences, Aquatic Social, Behavioral, Economic, and Sustainability Sciences, and Aquatic Resource Engineering, Environmental Monitoring, Smart Devices and Sensors for Water Management, Materials for Environmental Remediation and Wastewater Treatment.

Participants will receive 1) a $6000 stipend, 2) 1 round trip airfare to and from airport (we book and pay), 3) transportation to and from airport to Potsdam, and 4) and on-campus housing with kitchenette for the 10-week period.

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Participating Institution(s):
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Clarkson University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems
STEM Fields

Aquatic Chemistry
Aquatic Ecology
Earth System Science
Engineering Research
Environmental Chemistry
Fluvial Geomorphology
Freshwater Biology

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

Page last updated 6/13/2023
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