Please help us spread the word to undergraduate researchers!
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is currently taking
applications for undergraduates to participate in a new National Science
Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates site located in
We are seeking highly motivated undergraduate students to participate
in a life changing research experience. Students accepted to this
competitive program will have the opportunity to spend 8 weeks (June 4-
July 27, 2018) in the heart of Cajun Country in Lafayette, Louisiana,
working with leading researchers in interdisciplinary fields related to
coastal and watershed science. REU investigations will fundamentally
expand our understanding of watershed and estuarine resources and
processes in an urban- and agriculturally-influenced watershed. Southern
Louisiana encompasses a rich network of watersheds connected to the
Mississippi (the largest Delta in the US) and the Atchafalaya Basin (the
largest swamp in the US). This region is one of rapid and ongoing change
due to both climate and land use changes, and is the focal point for a
multitude of efforts at local, state, regional, and federal levels
directed towards ecosystem protection and restoration. Students involved
in research in this REU program will experience a vibrant research
community engaged in innovative, multidisciplinary research to address
some of the most pressing watershed and coastal issues of present and
future decades. Students will be paired with a faculty mentor and engage
in hands-on research, field trips, and meet and greets with leading
researchers in watershed science. Students will develop valuable skills
conducting literature reviews, scientific integrity, scientific writing,
innovation in research, data collection and analysis, and presentation
of research findings to diverse audiences. Students will gain the
education, networking opportunities, and mentorship to prepare them for
further academic pursuits in graduate school and future careers in
science. For eight (8) amazing weeks during summer 2018, REU students
will be housed on campus at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
This campus is located in the heart of Cajun Culture, is a walkable
distance from downtown shopping, nightlife, and some of the best
restaurants in the country.
UL Lafayette is seeking diverse students from Universities nation-wide.
Students from underrepresented groups, first generation students, and
students without undergraduate research opportunities at their home
universities or colleges are highly encouraged to apply.
Selected students will receive monetary compensation, food allowances,
travel support, research support, and on-campus housing.
Applications are open now through Feb 15, 2018.
Go to: https://coastalresearch.louisiana.edu/node/46 for more
information on the program and how to apply!
*This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
Foundation under Grant No 1659853. Any opinions, findings, and
conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of
the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National