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Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Integrative and Evolutionary Biology (REU)


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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
The University of Massachusetts Boston, located on Boston Harbor, offers a 10-week summer program for Biology majors, sponsored by the National Science Foundation: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Integrative and Evolutionary Biology. Students carry out exciting research projects and participate in a variety of enrichment activities. Each student works as part of a research team under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Close mentoring relationships and participation in a community of scientists engaged in research are key parts of the experience.

Student research projects span an array of biological problems, and students are paired with faculty mentors based on mutual scientific interests. The program helps students learn how research is done, learn valuable skills, and develop independence in scientific thinking.

Students also participate in activities that promote a sense of community among students and faculty, teach scientific communication skills, and explore broader issues concerning the practice of science. These experiences occur during weekly discussions and workshops that focus on practical, personal, and ethical aspects of research. The program also features social activities and field trips in and around Boston, including a 3-day retreat at our Nantucket Island Field Station. The program ends with a research poster symposium. The program stimulates and supports interest in biological research and prepares students for advanced study to pursue research careers.


Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
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Program Dates: 6/3/2019 - 8/9/2019

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

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biology
Cellular Biology
Genetics & Genomics
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Biodiversity
Bioinformatics
Cell Culture
Cellular & Molecular Imaging
Developmental Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Integrative Biology
Microbial Biology
Plant Genetics

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


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