AMNH hosts two National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate Site grants - Research in Biology: Evolution and Systematics and research in Physical Sciences: Earth Sciences and Astrophysics.
This year’s REU program will run from May 31 to August 5, 2017.
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), offers paid summer internships for qualified undergraduate students to conduct research projects with AMNH scientists in either evolutionary biology or physical sciences. Students receive a generous stipend and living and transportation expenses; housing is provided at nearby Columbia University. In addition to hands-on research, students participate in a series of weekly meetings at which they discuss their research, present informal progress reports, and engage in discussions and seminars regarding scientific research, graduate school, and research career opportunities. At the conclusion, they deliver oral presentations of their work and prepare publication quality research papers.
All REU students must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the U.S. Students must be entering or continuing in an Associates or Baccalaureate degree program following this summer internship. As part of the National Science Foundation’s commitment to broadening participation in STEM fields, we especially encourage students who come from community colleges, undergraduate-only institutions, and minority-serving institutions to apply.
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|Program Name||Next Deadline||Instructions||Link to Application||Projects|
|Biology||January 31, 2016||Join Our Mailing List!||Biology Project Titles|
|Physical Sciences||February 8, 2016||Join Our Mailing List!||Physical Sciences Project Titles|
Highlights from the 2016 REU Program
16 undergraduates participated in the summer NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs, concluding the 28th year for the Biology program and the 14th year for the Physical Sciences program. The interns were mentored by 21 AMNH faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and PhD students. In addition to the internships, they participated in an optional seminar called "Get Inside Your Shell: Introductory Computational Methods," focused on computational skills and various computer programming languages, and they also toured the Sterling Hill Zinc Mine in Ogdensburg, NJ. At the end of the summer, they presented their work at a 2-day symposium which included a live presentation and Q + A via Skype from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute’s research vessel Atlantis with Atlantis staff scientists.
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