Aquatic Chemical Ecology
(ACE) at Georgia Tech is a summer undergraduate research program supported by
the National Science Foundation. ACE at Georgia Tech gives you the opportunity
to perform exciting research with our faculty in the Schools of Biology, Earth
& Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Civil &
Environmental Engineering, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. You'll
participate in research with one or more of our faculty, learn about careers in
science and engineering, and see how scientists blend knowledge and skills from
physics, chemistry, biology and related disciplines to investigate some of the
most challenging problems in environmental sciences. Our REU program is also a
great way to check out research as a career before committing to graduate
school, and for building relationships that will help you with future career
Our program website is
including program details,
application process, and contact information.
The following three areas
comprise the research activities covered by faculty in the Aquatic Chemical
Area 1. Biological and
geochemical transformations of chemicals in aquatic ecosystems.
Area 2. Sensory biology and
ecology of aquatic chemical communication.
Area 3. Ecological roles and
consequences of chemicals in aquatic environments.
The application deadline is
February 15, 2014. The full-time, 10-week program will start May 20th until July
26th. Participants will receive a stipend of $5000 plus accommodations with
kitchen facilities in university housing, and help with travel expenses to and
from Atlanta. There will also be numerous social activities.
Students can go to our
website to get more information and to apply. Any U.S. citizen or permanent
resident who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program is
eligible, unless they have already been part of an NSF-REU program in Ocean
Sciences or unless they will graduate before this summer. We are particularly
interested in recruiting minority students and those who come from non-PhD
Additional resources at
Georgia Tech for participants will include:
- Office of Minority Education and Development
- Women's Resource Center
- Access Disabled Assistance Program