Students will participate in a 10-week paid research fellowship, at MMC and BBC campuses of Florida International University from late-May until the end of July.
The summer stipend will be $6,500 for successful completion of the 10-week program.
This hands-on and immersive research opportunity will support students in developing and conducting an independent research project in collaboration with a research team made up of their faculty and graduate students mentors. Each fall, research mentors from FIU's Institute of Environment provide summer research topics for incoming REU students to work on in the upcoming summer.
The Research Theme of the REU site is the ecology of coastal ecosystems across gradients of human impact. Specifically, our research looks at coastal ecosystems ecology, environmental aquatic chemistry, and the connections among the Everglades wetlands, coastal mangrove forests, seagrass beds and shallow water coral reefs.
Students will present their results in a poster session at the end of the summer and will be encouraged to present at relevant national scientific conferences.