Summer 2017 REU opportunities at LUMCON

LUMCON=92s 2017 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 Summer 2017 REU program in Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments. REU participants will spend ten weeks (June 5th =96 August 11th) at LUMCON conducting independent research projects with guidance from scientific mentors / mentor teams while interacting with peers participating in other aspects of LUMCON=92s 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: invertebrate richness of deep-sea woodfalls, seeps, sediments, and shipwrecks; microbial responses to stressful environmental conditions; effects of environmental stressors on the physiological ecology of coastal invertebrates and fishes; behavioral and collective responses of fishes to environmental stressors; and impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on wetland biogeochemistry and ecology, plant ecology, microbial ecology, sediment microalgae and/or benthos. 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.  We will provide a $500/week stipend, housing at the Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA, and support for 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.=20

Application deadline: March 31st 2017.

Applications should include: copy 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.=20

Applications should be sent to Dr. Brian Roberts at with =932017 REU application=94 in the subject line.   Please feel free to contact Dr. Roberts if you have any questions.