Student Opportunity Announcements

REU Opportunity: Ecosystem Services



The University of Arkansas is conducting a Research
Experience for Undergraduates during the summer of 2014 (May 18-July 25) for
undergraduates who have completed at least 3 semesters of coursework and who
will not be enrolled in regular classes over the summer.



This REU focuses on field- and lab-based research in areas
ranging from water quality and urban spring ecology to sustainability studies
and more.  Projects are supervised by UA Faculty and vary from
year-to-year based on the most current work being conducted at the UA.



Through special associations with Native American scientific
and civic groups in neighboring Oklahoma, this program provides specific
opportunities for Native American students.  Other under-represented
groups, as well as all students interested in Ecology fields are strongly
encouraged to apply.



The 10-week program consists of an
Ecosystem Services immersion course, a Research Experience, and an intensive
component on Data Analysis.  All projects result in a student-sourced
manuscript and formal presentation.  Funding from the National Science
Foundation and the US Department of Agriculture provides for each student: room
and board at UA in addition to $500 weekly stipend and travel allowance.



Applications, which are due March 17, 2014, require 2 letters of recommendation
(from letter writers), a transcript, and a short essay focusing on why the
student wants to participate in the program.  These can be sent to
ecoreu@uark.edu or to Dr. Michelle Evans-White, University of Arkansas,
Department of Biological Sciences, 601 Science and Engineering, Fayetteville,
AR 72701.   For more information and application instructions visit
http://ecoreu.uark.edu/