Biological Responses to the Environment from Genes to the Ecosystem
2014 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
Deadline for applications is February 15, 2014
- Students will work in a research lab on the West Virginia University campus for 10 weeks (May 18 – July 25) under the guidance of a WVU professor.
- Research will focus on some aspect of environmental biology and include laboratory and field projects in forest ecology, plant biology, microbiology, physiology, genomics or molecular biology.
- Students will receive a $5000 stipend, room and board in a dorm on the WVU campus, and a travel allowance for travel to and from WVU for their 10 weeks of work.
- The program is open to sophomore and junior undergraduate students (at the time of application) majoring in biology, geography, plant science or related disciplines. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 GPA.
- A seminar class will be held once a week that students will be required to attend for the 10-week period.
- Mentors include WVU faculty from Biology, Geology and Geography, Forestry, and Plant and Soil Science. A list of participating REU faculty can be found at here.
- Students will be expected to present their research findings in the form of a poster presentation at an REU Symposium that will be held at the end of the 10 week program.
- REU students will under no circumstances be allowed to have another job or take other classes during their research experience.
- Minorities, women and first generation college students are especially encouraged to apply.
- Undergraduates who participate must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.