Thursday, December 13, 2012

REU Montclair State University, NJ

Dear Colleague,


We are pleased to announce the Research Experience for Undergraduates
program (REU) at Montclair State University (MSU) has begun accepting
applications for the summer 2013 program.  This program brings 10 selected
U.S. undergraduate students to MSU's field station, New Jersey School of
Conservation (NJSOC), for an 8-week field-immersion research experience in
multidisciplinary environmental research in forest lakes and streams on the
Kittatinny Mountains of Northwest New Jersey.  The objective of this program
is to cultivate highly motivated undergraduate students in multidisciplinary
environmental research and to prepare them for careers and/or graduate
education in environmental science.

During the summer, participants will be housed in cabins at NJSOC located
within 30,000 acres of mature forest, mountain ridges and freshwater streams
and lakes. Participating MSU faculty have a strong interest in mentoring
young scientists as an integral part of their academic experience.  Each
student accepted into this program will be matched to one of these faculty
mentors. Working with faculty mentors, participants will gain scientific
research experience by focusing on and rotating among the following research
areas:

1) hydrology
2) erosion and sedimentation
3) biodiversity/ecology
4) environmental chemistry


Each participant will receive a stipend of $4,000, with lodging and meals
provided. The REU program will also cover travel expenses for participants
to attend professional conferences to present studies.  For more information
and an online application form, you may access the program website at
http://www.montclair.edu/csam/reu/ or contact Passaic River Institute at
pri@mail.montclair.edu.