2019 REUs presented at the CERF Conference in Mobile, AL
The 12-week fellowship begins each May and runs through August.
|February 14||Application due|
|Early April||Students notified of acceptance|
|May 17-22||Orientation Week|
|May 26||Summer research begins|
|Late June||Mid-summer presentations|
|August 3||Final research symposium|
|August 9||Final papers due; fellowship concludes|
We organize a summer seminar series (four to five speakers) at each laboratory. Speakers are from within and outside the labs. These seminars discuss a variety of marine research topics and offer an informal structure for networking with members of the lab community outside a fellow’s research group. Lunch with the speakers, REUs, and graduate students follows the seminars and provides time for in-depth discussions.
Science and Ethics
During the research ethics portion of our REU program, we explore the issues of scientific responsibility and provide students with the necessary tools to confront ethical dilemmas they might confront as their careers evolve.
Summer research ethics activities include:
Applying to Graduate School
Faculty and graduate students provide a relaxed, interactive seminar on how to apply to graduate school.
Panel: Alternate Careers in Environmental and Marine Science
REU students have the unique opportunity to talk with employers from environmental and marine science organizations about career opportunities in non-academic arenas. Panelists offer great tips on how to successfully interview and land your first job or graduate school position. Students will be able to ask the panelists plenty of questions and share a lunch with them afterward.
Past participating organizations have included: