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REU Site: Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology (CREST)

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The "Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology (CREST)" program at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) is a 10-week immersive research experience serving 10 undergraduates per year. CREST exposes these students to cutting edge, authentic, coastal environmental research at UMass Boston in an integrative transdisciplinary program across the ecological, environmental, and social sciences. CREST focuses on integrative coastal research crossing disciplinary boundaries that incorporates the ecological, earth, chemical, geographic, and social sciences and leverages the existing research and educational programs within the Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences and Biology departments at UMass Boston.

The CREST REU programs offer undergraduate students the opportunity to:

' Carry out independent research project in coastal environmental science (e.g. biology, ecology, geology, chemistry, policy, economics, and management).

' Work closely with a faculty advisor and research group.

' Develop laboratory skills.

' Develop a cohort and networking skills.

' Explore issues of science ethics.

' Exchange ideas with students and faculty at weekly seminars.

' Present summer research at a program wide symposium at the end of the program.

' Participate in field trips/social events in and around Boston Harbor.

Application Deadline: 2/1/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Massachusetts, Boston (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Sensor Science & Engineering
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems
STEM Fields

Aquatic Chemistry
Aquatic Ecology
Benthic Invertebrates
Chemical Oceanography
Climate Change
Estuarine Science
Marine Science

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

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