Program Description

NSF REU Summer Program in Ecology and Physiological Ecology in Alaska

Program Outline

Ashley2The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage is proud to host a NSF funded summer research program for undergraduates. This 10-week program actively engages ten students in independent research in the areas of high latitude Ecology and Physiological Ecology. Southcentral Alaska offers exciting and truly unparalleled opportunities for students to participate in research in these fields and the Department of Biological Sciences is particularly strong in these areas. Students will have the opportunity to work on projects ranging from the molecular level to the ecosystem level, with undefinedpotential research questions addressing terrestrial, marine, and/or freshwater species and habitats. Many projects will include both laboratory and field components. Our program is enriched by weekly research seminars, a series of professional development workshops, and a variety of fieldtrips and social activities. The program concludes with a student research symposium during which students present their work. Outstanding undergraduate students who have little or no opportunity to participate in research at their home institutions and students from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Goals of this Summer Program

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This 10-week summer program is guided by three educational goals


  • To actively engage students in all aspects of the scientific process of investigation
  • To instill in students competence and confidence in the research environment
  • To provide students with appropriate knowledge and preparation that will facilitate the pursuit of postgraduate education in the sciences and, ultimately, careers in the sciences

 



Target Applicants

 

This REU Site Program seeks talented and dedicated students in their sophomore and junior years of undergraduate study. Efforts will be made to select students who possess a genuine intellectual curiosity about scientific research and who are interested in exploring their potential for a career in science. Outstanding undergraduate students who have little or no opportunity to participate in research at their home institutions and students from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Note: It is a requirement of the National Science Foundation that all REU participants be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.  It is the responsibility of the individual student to have their own accident insurance. Neither UAA nor NSF provides insurance for participants in the REU program.

 

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Student participants will be provided with the following:

    RT travel to Anchorage
    Stipend ($5250) for the 10 week program in 2015
    Housing provided in University Apartments
    Meal Allowance

 

 

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