Samford Research Experience for Undergraduates in Biology and Chemistry

With funding from the National Science Foundation, the 2016 Samford

University REU program will offer hands-on, field- and laboratory-based

research experiences to US undergraduates.  In this 9-week residential

experience, students will work one-on-one with experienced researchers in

biology and chemistry to design, conduct, and present research related to

the chemistry, genetics, and ecology of organisms, populations, and

communities of Oak Mountain State Park, a large and diverse suburban park

located in the southern Appalachians.  Potential research topics include

plant and animal ecology, microbiology, fire ecology, water quality,

biochemistry, plant and fungal natural products chemistry and bioactivity,

plant taxonomy, and aquatic community ecology.

Quick Facts

Application Deadline: February 14, 2017

Program Timeline: May 29=96July 29, 2017

=95 $525 per week stipend

=95 Travel, room, board and research expenses covered

=95 12 students will be accepted into the program

Reasons to Apply

=95 Explore the worlds of field and laboratory research

=95 Explore your career opportunities as a working scientist

=95 Work closely with expert scientists to develop your own project

=95=09Develop your understanding of scientific ethics and social justice

=95 Spend the summer at Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama=92s largest state park

Application Process

All application materials should be submitted electronically to

Deadline: February 24, 2017

Students must be US citizens or Permanent Residents and have completed two

years of undergraduate study by May, 2017, including one year of

college-level biology.  Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate

program at accredited institutions in the United States at the time the REU

program is held.  Please submit:

=95 Application Form

=95 Transcripts

=95 Letters of Recommendation

=95 Personal Statement

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