From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
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Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 9:25 AM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] REU opportunity studying ecosystem function in urban
A National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
summer fellowship is open at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. We
invite applications from qualified, highly motivated undergraduate students
from U.S. colleges/universities to participate in a 12-week lab and field
based summer research experience. The program runs from May 23 - August 12
but start and end dates are flexible. The student will participate in an
NSF-funded project studying the effects of stormwater management on
ecosystem function (e.g. nutrient dynamics, biological integrity,
temperature attenuation and hydrology) in urban streams (
The student will learn field and laboratory techniques, experimental design
and data analysis to develop his/her own research project within this topic.
The student will be required to write a report in the format of a scientific
paper and give a presentation on their project at the end of the summer. The
student will also be encouraged to submit an abstract of their work for
presentation at a scientific meeting (e.g. American Geophysical Union). The
REU provides a $450/week stipend for living expenses and travel costs to the
scientific meeting will be covered.
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate institution and a
citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Students from
underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities
are especially encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send: (1) a
statement of interest, (2) resume, (3) unofficial transcript, (4) one letter
of recommendation and (5) contact information for one additional reference.
The statement of interest should include the following information: (i)
professional goals, (ii) interest in position and (iii) relevant experience
and be sent to Dr. Sara McMillan ([log in to unmask]). The letter of
recommendation should be sent directly from the recommender (please include
the applicant's name in the subject line for emails). Incomplete
applications will not be considered. Applications will be accepted through
April 22, 2011.
Sara K. McMillan, PhD, P.E.
UNC Charlotte, Department of Engineering Technology
9201 University City Blvd., Smith 235
Charlotte, NC 28223
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