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American Museum of Natural History
REU Program in Earth Sciences and Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History
Division of Physical Sciences
New York, New York
Primary: Dr. Timothy Paglione
(718) 262-2082
Secondary: Denton Ebel
(212) 769-5381
Research Topics/Keywords: earth science, planetary science, astrophysics
REU Program in Earth Sciences and Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural HistoryAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Earth Sciences
Providence, Rhode Island
Primary: Dr. Karen Fischer
Research Topics/Keywords: Earth science, climate science, geophysics, geochemistry, environmental science, planetary science
REU Site: Dynamic Earth in the 21st Century: Undergraduate research on the evolution of Earth’s interior, surface and climateAbstract of Award
Los Angeles, California
Primary: Dr. Barry Hibbs
Secondary: Dr. Petr Vozka
Research Topics/Keywords: Hydrology, Hydrochemistry, Hydrologic Modeling, Stream Restoration
REU Site: Changing Dynamics of Hydrological Systems in Urban Areas: Response To Human Disturbance and Climate ChangeAbstract of Award
District Of Columbia
Primary: Dr. Dionysis Foustoukos
Secondary: Dr. Johanna Teske
Research Topics/Keywords: Astronomy, Astrobiology, Bio-/Isotope Geochemistry, Cosmochemistry, Data Science, Experimental Geochemistry, Geophysics, High-Pressure Mineral Physics, Mineralogy, Organic Geochemistry, and Petrology
Comments: The program recruits students from community and liberal arts colleges, 4-year universities with/out strong research programs. EPIIC provides a learning environment that embraces diversity and prepares students for academic careers.
REU SIte: Earth and Planetary science Interdisciplinary Internships at Carnegie (EPIIC) Earth and Planets LaboratoryAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
Orange, California
Primary: Dr. Christopher S. Kim
(714) 628-7363
Columbia University Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Research Experience for Undergradutes: Analyzing Global Databases
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Palisades, New York
Primary: Dr. Mike Kaplan
(845) 365-8646
Secondary: Dallas Abbott
(845) 365-8664
Research Topics/Keywords: marine biology, chemistry, marine geophysics, geochemistry, microbiology, seismology, pollution, paleoclimate, atmospheric science
Comments: The application website will open in January with applications due at the end of February.
Research Experience for Undergradutes: Analyzing Global DatabasesAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Ocean Sciences, Earth Sciences
Athens, West Virginia
Primary: Dr. Joseph L. Allen
(304) 384-5238
Secondary: Dr. Colin A. Shaw
(406) 994-6760
Research Topics/Keywords: Structural geology, earthquake geology, tectonics, arctic geology, geologic mapping, metamorphic geology, fault rocks, Earth sciences, international.
Comments: Includes 5 weeks of summer field research in Sisimiut, Greenland. REU includes a 6-week pre-field online course and 6-week, post-field online course. Both online components will meet virtually once per week.
REU Site: Architecture of Earthquakes in the Deep Crust: Arctic Expedition Science for StudentsAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Earth Sciences
Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.
REU Site: Critical Zone Collaborative Network Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CZNet-REU)
Primary: Deanna H. McCay
Secondary: Alan R. Berkowitz
Research Topics/Keywords: Earth Sciences; Ecology; Hydrology; Critical Zone Science
Comments: This REU places students at one of five Critical Zone research sites distributed in varied geographic settings across the continental US. Students from community colleges or institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.
REU Site: Critical Zone Collaborative Network Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CZNet-REU)Abstract of Award
North Carolina
Primary: Dr. Stephen Moysey
Research Topics/Keywords: coastal geoscience; system science; resilience; sedimentology; hydrology; education; policy; social science; biology
Comments: This REU Site is an integrated research experience between Eastern Carolina University, University of Puerto Rico Arecibo, and Clemson University. Students may be hosted at any of these institutions.
REU Site: Resilience and Adaptation to Coastal Change Across Communities (C2C)Abstract of Award
Florida Institute of Technology
REU Site: Statistical Models with Applications to Geoscience
Department of Mathematical Sciences and Ocean Engineering & Marine Sciences
Melbourne, Florida
Primary: Dr. Nezamoddin N. Kachouie
(321) 674-7485
Secondary: Dr. Steven Lazarus
(321) 394-2160
Research Topics/Keywords: Statistical Models, Geoscience
REU Site: Statistical Models with Applications to GeoscienceAbstract of Award
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Primary: Kathryn Hollar
(617) 496-7479
Secondary: Scot Martin
(617) 495-7620
Research Topics/Keywords: dynamics of earth's crust, atmospheric chemistry and dynamics, changing chemistry of the ocean
REU Site: Summer Program at Harvard in Earth and Environmental Research (SPHEER): Investigating a changing planet across multiple timescalesAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Earth Sciences, Ocean Sciences
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
REU Site: IRIS Undergraduate Summer Research in Seismology
District Of Columbia
Primary: Dr. John Taber
(202) 407-7002
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Primary: Dr. Shane McGary
Secondary: Dr. Ángel A. Garcia Jr.
Research Topics/Keywords: Caves, Karst, geophysics, geochemistry, environmental science, stratigraphy, LiDAR, hydrology, public policy, outreach
REU site: Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Cave and Karst Science (U-ROCKS)Abstract of Award
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Primary: Dr. Karl Wirth
Secondary: Dr. Cameron Davidson
Research Topics/Keywords: Earth and Environmental Sciences
Comments: This REU site offers a Gateway research program for rising sophomores and an Advanced research program for rising juniors and seniors.
REU Site: Undergraduate Research Pathways That Broaden and Strengthen the GeosciencesAbstract of Award
Raleigh, North Carolina
Primary: Dr. Joshua Heitman
Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry, physics, microbiology, ecology, geology, hydrology, soils
REU Site: Basic and Environmental Soil Science Training (BESST)Abstract of Award
Chicago, Illinois
Primary: Dr. Kenneth Voglesonger
Research Topics/Keywords: groundwater extraction, chemistry and contamination, geophysics
REU Site: Collaborative Research: Water Resources and Quality in the Riviera Maya, MexicoAbstract of Award
Northern Illinois University
REU Site: Water resources and quality in the Riviera Maya, Mexico
Dept. of Geology & Environ. Geosciences
DeKalb, Illinois
Primary: Dr. Melissa Lenczewski
(815) 753-7937
Research Topics/Keywords: Geosciences, Environmental Sciences
Comments: This REU site is in collaboration with Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) and Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán (CICY).
REU Site: Water resources and quality in the Riviera Maya, MexicoAbstract of Award
Rutgers University Newark
REU Site: Dynamic Urban Environmental Systems and Sustainability in Newark, NJ
Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Newark, New Jersey
Primary: Dr. Ashaki Rouff
(973) 353-2511
Research Topics/Keywords: Environmental Sciences: Earth Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Geophysics, Soils, Environmental Geochemistry/BioGeochemistry
REU Site: Dynamic Urban Environmental Systems and Sustainability in Newark, NJAbstract of Award
San Francisco State University
REU Site: Sustainable Groundwater Resources
San Francisco, California
Primary: Dr. Leora Nanus
Stanford, California
Primary: Dr. Jonathan Payne
Secondary: Dr. Tina Wu
Research Topics/Keywords: Earth and Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, Ocean Sciences, Energy Science Engineering, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geophysics
Comments: This fully funded 8-week internship program provides undergraduates or community college students from US institutions an on-campus research experience at Stanford, as well as graduate school preparation. We encourage rising juniors and seniors and those seeking their first formal research experience to apply. We are committed to advancing a culture of inclusion, respect, and access.
REU Site: NSF Sustainability Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE)Abstract of Award
College Station, Texas
Primary: Dr. Peyton Smith
Primary: Dr. Andrew Cohen
Secondary: Dr. Kaustubh Thirumalai
University of Colorado Boulder
REU Site: Research Experience for Community College Students (RECCS) in the Geosciences
Cooperative Institute of Research in Environmental Science (CIRES)
Boulder, Colorado
Primary: Dr. Anne Gold
(303) 735-5514
University of Hawaii at Mānoa campus
REU Site: Earth Science on Volcanic Islands
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Honolulu, Hawaii
Primary: Lily Shao
(808) 956-4774
Research Topics/Keywords: Geology, geophysics, and (bio)geochemistry of volcanic islands
REU Site: Earth Science on Volcanic IslandsAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Ocean Sciences
College Park, Maryland
Primary: Dr. Evelyn Cooper
Secondary: Dr. Candice Duncan
Research Topics/Keywords: geoscience, earth and environmental science, 10-week summer program
REU Site: Strategic Work in Applied Geoscience SOARE: SWAGAbstract of Award
University of New Hampshire
REU Site: Sensors in Earth and Space Science: How We Observe Our Planet
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS)
DURHAM, New Hampshire
Primary: Dr. Danielle Grogan
(603) 862-2603
Research Topics/Keywords: Earth system research, from sensor engineering and design to field deployment and data analysis.
REU Site: Sensors in Earth and Space Science: How We Observe Our PlanetAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Earth Sciences
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
REU Site: Research Experiences and Mentorship in Urban Systems (REMUS)
North Carolina
Primary: Dr. Sandra Clinton
(704) 659-1973
Research Topics/Keywords: Biodiversity, conservation, ecosystem restoration, environmental justice, forest health, GIS science and technology, meteorology and microclimates, stormwater management, wastewater surveillance
REU Site: Research Experiences and Mentorship in Urban Systems (REMUS)Abstract of Award
Primary: Dr. Philip van Beynen
Secondary: Dr. Jennifer Collins
Research Topics/Keywords: Environmental sciences, environmental engineering, hydrology, pollution, hydrological modelling, sustainability, water, urban
REU Site: Water sustainability in the urban environment: Improving the sustainable use of water through interdisciplinary researchAbstract of Award
St. Petersburg, Florida
Primary: Dr. Ana Arellano
(727) 553-3504
Secondary: Dr. Jennifer Collins
(813) 974-4242
Research Topics/Keywords: Marine Science, Oceanography, Microbiology, Geosciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Environmental Science, Industrial Biotechnology, Communications, Journalism,
Cofunded: Earth Sciences
Primary: Dr. Jay Banner
Secondary: Didey Montoya
Research Topics/Keywords: Environmental science, Sustainable urban systems, Climate resilience
REU Site: Inclusive Student Training in Rapidly Urbanizing Climate-sensitive Terrains (InSTRUCT)Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
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