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Research Experience for Undergraduates program

Miami University (in Oxford, OH
Job Field:
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Job Description:

Miami University (in Oxford, OH) is excited to announce that *we are now accepting applications to our Research Experience for Undergraduates program*. The program is focused on Ecology in Human Dominated Landscapes.

*Undergraduate students accepted into the program will:*
-Conduct an independent research project with a faculty mentor at Miami
University. Research opportunities are available in the lab or field in
aquatic or terrestrial environments.
-Disseminate their research at the REU research symposium
-Discuss current literature related to their projects with faculty mentors
and student peers in clusters related to their project.
-Attend team-building field trips around the regional Midwest.
-Take short courses on ethics and professions in ecology and environmental
science, and interact with seminars by guest speakers.
-Participate in field trips illustrating the natural history of
Southwestern Ohio.


You must be enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate college or university and must be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

We prefer applicants that are currently sophomores or juniors. This summer experience is most effective for students with at least two years of biology, ecology, or environmental science coursework.

You must complete all components of the application as described below

How to Apply:

You will not be able to submit the application without these components. Before you begin the online application be sure you have the following information on hand:

Your past and present University/College contact information
A list of your relevant coursework in Biology, Ecology, and Environmental science, and course grades
The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of two (2) individuals whom you have asked to write recommendation letters.
A list of previous research experience, pertinent employment history, and other special qualifications. This should be in the form of a resume or CV.
A personal statement explaining your interest in ecological research, your current career plans and how participating in the Miami University REU program could help you in your degree program and your future pursuits. Be as specific as possible*.
An unofficial/official transcript (electronic or paper) from any college or university you have attended.

*Keep these criteria in mind when writing your personal statement. The Miami University Ecology REU program is looking for students: 
with an interest in ecological/environmental research
for whom an independent research experience would play a pivotal role in choosing and successfully pursuing graduate school and/or a career
who do not have similar opportunities though their home institutions
who have the academic training and personal qualities needed to succeed in an independent research program such as ours. 

Apply here!

Contact with any questions or concerns

PLEASE NOTE: Our e-mail account has been experiencing problems. Please send your enquiries directly to the program coordinator, Patrick Garrett, at the above address.