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Summer Research Experience - REU in Sensory Ecology

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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

This is to announce a paid summer research opportunity for undergraduate students, at the University of Cincinnati's Department of Biological Sciences - the National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Sensory Ecology. Our program is focused on research at the intersection of neurobiology, behavior, ecology and evolution, and is directed at understanding how animals use their senses to respond to their environment at functional and evolutionary levels. Sophomore and junior Biology (or adjacent) major students will be chosen to join active lab groups for the summer and conduct cutting edge research over a broad spectrum of topics in sensory ecology, including:

-Genomics and development of sensory systems.

-Neural mechanisms of sensory system function.

-Sensory perception and behavioral influences of the physical environment.


-Animal communication

-Behavioral ecology of animal movement and dispersal.

An educational program will develop student research and professional skills and prepare them for graduate school or careers, and for communicating science to the public.

~10 weeks in summer:

-Students will receive a summer stipend plus dorm and meal expenses.

-Students will work in labs, interact w/ faculty mentors, post-docs and grad students.

-Weekly group seminars and meetings for students (career development, responsible research conduct, science communication training).

-Social events for students (trips to Cincinnati Zoo, Reds baseball).

-Concluding student research 'mini-symposium' presentation session.

Please visit our website to learn more and apply!

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Cincinnati (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Ecology & Evolution
Genetics & Genomics
Sensor Science & Engineering
STEM Fields

Animal Behavior & Learning
Animal Science
Behavioral Genetics
Behavioral Neuroscience
Integrative Biology
Sensory Biology
Social & Organizational Networks
Social Behavior
Vision Science

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

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