Research Experience for Undergraduates & Teachers (REU/RET)

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Date and Time:

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 8:00am to Friday, August 5, 2016, 5:00pm

Website:

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Teachers (RET)  and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs aim to actively involve K-12 science educators and undergraduate students in meaningful, ongoing research projects.

REU/RET participants work closely on specific projects with faculty and researchers. Participants are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel to the REU/RET site.

Undergraduates:

  • Current undergraduates with an interest in the Earth Sciences and GPA above 3.0.
  • Due to funding agency requirements, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.
  • Underrepresented minorities, pre-major students, and students from non-research institutions are encouraged to apply.

Teachers:

  • K-12 teachers interested in enhancing their Earth Sciences knowledge and taking it into the classroom.
  • Due to funding agency requirements, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.

REU stipend: $500/week for up to 9 weeks. Local dormitory lodging will be provided for the entire program. Penn State REUs will receive a meal plan; Stroud Water Research Center REUs will receive a weekly food allowance. Reimbursement of travel expenses will be negotiated with prospective REUs.

RET stipend: $800/week for up to 9 weeks. Lodging and meals will be provided during the orientation. Penn State RETs will receive lodging and a meal plan for the duration of the program. Reimbursement of travel expenses will be negotiated with prospective RETs.

How to Register:

Application details can be found here: http://czo.stroudcenter.org/reu/about/