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The Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystems LTER is seeking an undergraduate researcher interested in aquatic coastal ecology, Arctic ecology, environmental science, biogeochemistry, or related topics, to join the project under the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Program information

Location: the University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX) or the University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute (Port Aransas, TX).
Duration: 11 weeks; tentative dates are from June 1st to August 14th 2020. Opportunity to travel to northern Alaska during this time with the BLE LTER team to conduct field work for 2-3 weeks.
Complete a research project under mentorship from a BLE LTER scientist.
$5,500 stipend.

Eligibility requirements

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Full time availability for the duration of the program
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Full time undergraduate student studying Biology, Environmental Science, or associated field

Expected graduation date on or after December 2020

How to apply

For more information or to apply, email Dr. Vanessa Lougheed at vlougheed@utep.edu. Deadline to apply is February 15th, 2020.

The BLE LTER project actively participates in K-12 Programs in Kaktovik and Utqiagvik through formal connections and activities with school teachers and administrators of the North Slope Borough School District. These partnerships connect BLE LTER affiliated students with K-12 students living in North Slope villages through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Such partnerships benefit enormously from nurturing a culture of diversity. We encourage applications from potential REU students that are traditionally underrepresented in the range of disciplines represented by our research team.