Program Dates: May 26 - August 5, 2009
The purpose of this program is to provide undergraduate students, especially under-represented minority and first-generation college students, with the opportunity to participate in an intensive research program. This experience will prepare those students for graduate work in the behavioral and conservation sciences. Each student in the program will be paired with a faculty research mentor working on her/his on-going research projects. This project is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation - Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.
The program consists of several parts. The students will take part in a ten (10) week session introducing them to the fields of behavioral and conservation sciences. This session will include research seminars on the projects of the research and teaching faculty, lectures on recent research discoveries, and classroom instruction in research design and statistical methods, computer use, and ethical behavior in the use of animal and human subjects in research.
Students will also work directly with faculty in their labs on on-going research projects.
For NAU students, the program will continue into the fall semester with the students engaged in research projects with their faculty mentors. Additionally, the students will register for a research seminar which will provide a series of lectures and discussions on the behavioral and conservation sciences. Students will be expected to present the results of their research projects to their peers and the faculty mentors at the end of the semester. Students are also encouraged to travel to professional meetings with their research mentor to present their research results.
The grant covers the following student expenses:
Requirements for Participation:
*Please include with application material, due by February 16, 2009.
For students working with Biology Department faculty, some calculus or statistics, physiology or cell and molecular biology, and biochemistry classes are recommended.
For a list of mentors and their research backgrounds, click here.
The summer session program will begin when students arrive in Flagstaff on May 28, 2009.
Send Application materials by February 16, 2009 to:
REU Graduate Coordinator, c/o Becky Beresic-Perrins
If you have further questions, contact Becky Beresic-Perrins: firstname.lastname@example.org