LUMCON’s 2018 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program:
Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) (
invites highly motivated undergraduates to apply for Research Experience for
Undergraduates (REU) positions in our NSF-sponsored summer 2018 REU program
in Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments.
REU participants will spend ten weeks (June 4th – August 10th) at LUMCON
conducting independent research projects with guidance from scientific
mentors / mentor teams and participate in a series of career and skill-
building workshops and activities while interacting with peers participating
in other aspects of LUMCON’s summer programs. Each student is paired with a
scientific mentor(s) based on mutual research interests. The REU program is
designed to give students a meaningful, hands-on research experience that
takes advantage of state-of-the-art methods and technologies available at
LUMCON. This summer, mentors are interested in supporting interns to conduct
research in a number of topic areas, including: biogeochemistry, behavioral
ecology, microbial ecology, invertebrate diversity and ecology, aquaculture
and fish physiology, ecosystem ecology, coastal geology and hydrology,
wetland science, and oil spill impacts. More information on the program and
details on potential mentors and projects can be found at

Candidates must be available for the entire ten week period.  Successful
applicants will receive a $500/week stipend; room and board at the Marine
Center in Cocodrie, LA; funds to support transportation to and from LUMCON;
and funds to support their research.

The ideal candidate should be interested in pursuing a career in coastal
and/or marine science, creative, hard-working, detail orientated, dedicated,
and comfortable working as part of research team. Experience with field or
laboratory research is a plus but not necessary. To be eligible you must be
returning to an undergraduate degree program in the fall (e.g., if you will
graduate in May or June, you are NOT eligible). Students from
underrepresented groups in sciences, from small colleges, and first
generation college students are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: March 20th 2017.

Instructions for completing application packages which include (an online
application form, copies of unofficial transcripts, contact information for
two academic references, CV/resume, and a one page statement that describes
your interest in the REU position, academic goals, and any previous research
experience) can be found at

Questions about the program and/or application process should be addressed
to LUMCON’s REU Site Program Director, Dr. Brian Roberts, at

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