NSF funded Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
investigating morphological diversity of frogs and toads

The Moen Lab at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater is seeking
applications from highly motivated and diverse undergraduate students
to conduct independent research projects concerning the morphological
diversity of frogs and toads.

As part of the program, the successful applicants will be trained to
conduct scientific research and receive mentoring to advance their
careers as scientists. Successful projects may lead to future research
opportunities in the Moen lab and publication of a manuscript. Successful
applicants will also receive a $3200 stipend and housing through OK
State University.

Brief description of the program: The program runs for 8 weeks, from 27
May ¡V 19 July 2019 Students will work with a postdoctoral research
mentor to choose a project, collect and analyze data, and present the
results of the project at the end of the summer. Students will also travel
to the Biodiversity Institute at the University Kansas to see one of the
world¡Šs largest amphibian collections, select specimens for research,
and talk to curators and graduate students about collections-based
research and careers.

Research projects will focus on the evolution, morphology, and mechanics
of movement of anurans (frogs and toads). Potential subjects include:

(1) The relationship of body form and function
(2) Evolutionary biomechanics
(3) Macroevolution of ecology, morphology, and biogeography

Eligibility: Currently enrolled, non-graduating undergraduate students
majoring in biology, or biology-related discipline are eligible to
apply. Previous research experience is desired, but not strictly
necessary. Students from historically underrepresented groups in the
STEM-related fields are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply: The application will have four parts: a general form, an
essay, a transcript, and contact information for a reference. Applications
are due March 15, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified within
two weeks following the application deadline. For detailed instructions,
follow this link: moenlab.okstate.edu/reu

If you have questions or concerns, please contact either the principle
investigator Dr. Daniel Moen (daniel.moen@okstate.edu) or his postdoc
Dr. Gen Morinaga (gen.morinaga@okstate.edu).