RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES
NSF REU Site: Mentoring Future 21st Century Scientists in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences
REU at AAMU summer 2008
What is REU?
— The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in research areas funded by the National Science Foundation.
— REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program:
— (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research.
— REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department, or on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme.
— (2) REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements.
REU AT AAMU
• The REU site activities at Alabama A&M University involve REU summer students in a broad range of environmental and natural resource related research which include, but not limited to, the Center for Forest Ecosystem Assessment’s objectives
• The REU students with the current multidisciplinary research teams explore this concept at the Bankhead National Forest, part of the upland hardwood forests of the Southern Cumberland Plateau in northern Alabama.
— Strengthen integrative and multi-disciplinary research to improve our understanding of forest ecosystems, conservation and protection our environment and natural resources.
— Provide high quality research experience to undergraduates, particularly African Americans, and will mentor future 21st century scientists and citizens in the environmental and natural resource science.
— Gain experience in creative thinking and conducting scientific research through a series structured seminars, workshops, and field and lab visits.
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