The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD is now accepting applications for our summer 2020 REU program in Global Change Ecology.
Students conduct mentored research projects over 11 weeks utilizing our 2,650-acre research site on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into multiple aspects of global change ecology, including biodiversity loss, climate change, and invasive species. In addition to guided research projects, students will also participate in a rich assortment of training workshops, including R/statistics, science communication, and career development, but also enrichment activities and experiential field trips to the National Mall and Smithsonian museums. Housing is provided in our on-site dormitories complete with kitchens, and funds are available to help defray the costs of travel to and from the program.
To apply: https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/#/public
Application deadline: February 15, 2020 Midnight EST
Dates: May to August, 2020 (specific dates to be TBD)
Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Stipend: $550 weekly stipend plus on-campus dorm housing available
Other support: Assistance is available for travel to and from the program.
Please share this information with students who may be interested.
Daniel E Gustafson, Jr.
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Professional Training Coordinator
647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD. 21037