Environmental Science and Policy in the Nation’s Capital (2018)

Dear Eco-log Colleagues,

Please share this call for applications with interested students.
Potential mentors work on a range of topics in areas of ecology,
including community and food web ecology, evolutionary ecology, eco-evo
coupling, mathematical modeling of biological systems, and extremophiles
and exobiology.

Environmental Science and Policy in the Nation’s Capitol

An NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program at
Georgetown University
Summer 2018

Georgetown University’s REU Site program in Environmental Science and
Policy in the Nation’s Capital is seeking talented and engaged
undergraduate students.  This ten-week program will bring a cohort of
ten students to Washington, D.C. to conduct hands-on research in
environmental science at Georgetown University and to take part in a
mini-curriculum that builds research skills and also explores the
intersections of science and public policy.  Participating research
mentors have expertise in fields including behavior, ecology,
conservation biology, evolutionary ecology, evolutionary genetics,
mathematical modeling of biological systems, statistics for
environmental and biological studies, and earth science.  See mentor
research descriptions on the program web site.  Interested students are
encouraged to contact potential mentors directly.

The 2018 program will run from June 04 – August 12.  Students will be
housed on the Georgetown campus and will receive a $5500 stipend plus an
allowance for travel and food.  To be eligible, applicants must be U. S.
citizens or permanent residents, full-time students as of August, 2018,
and available to participate full-time during the program.  We are
striving for a diverse group, so students from groups typically
underrepresented in STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2018 and will be
accepted on a continuing until all positions are filled.

For more information on the program and to apply, visit:

For inquiries, contact the principal investigator Dr. Matthew B.
Hamilton ([email protected]), or co-principal investigator
Dr. Martha Weiss ([email protected]).