|Research Experience for Undergraduates|
The Whitney Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduate program (REU), funded by the National Science Foundation (Site Award 0648969), offers an exceptional opportunity for the motivated undergraduate to participate in scientific research. If you are serious about science but have never had the opportunity to perform work as a scientist, then this program is for you.
In cooperation with a faculty supervisor, students choose a project that fits both their interests and ongoing investigations of the Lab and that can be completed within the eleven-week training period during the summer.
The 2014 session will be from May 27th through August 8th. The application deadline is February 15, 2014. Click Here for details.
Undergraduates who qualify for the REU Program receive a competitive stipend, assistance with travel expenses, and free housing. Students must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency to qualify for NSF funding. Students from groups under-represented in the sciences (African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and Pacific Islanders), first generation college students, women and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.
To receive credit for their work at the Whitney Lab, students should make arrangements with their home institutions.
REU research-related activities include:
Four 2013 REU’s applied and were awarded travel funds to present at the upcoming SICB conference through the NSF program. In total, the Whitney Lab has five REU’s presenting at SICB this year.
REU activities outside the lab include:
When and how to apply:
For more information see FAQs.
The following projects are available to the REU program
If you have difficulty submitting your form online, you may mail or fax your form to: