Research Experience for Undergrads: Sensors in Earth, Oceans, and Space Science

University of New Hampshire (Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
Durham, New Hampshire
Closing date
Dec 15, 2023

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Earth and Space Science Informatics, Ocean Science, Space Physics
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Associates Degree
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Relocation Cost
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An REU is a “Research Experience for Undergraduates”, and is a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The goal of all REU programs is to provide authentic research experiences for undergraduate students. Here, we aim to help students identify if STEM majors and careers are right for them. Over the course of 10 weeks (June 3 – August 9, 2024), you will learn about the research questions that can be addressed by the type of sensors used in your mentor’s lab, how to collect, maintain, and analyze data, and finally how to present your findings to peers. This includes sensors deployed in ocean settings, forests, rivers, and even satellites in space. Many projects will involve computer programming skill building, and some will include field and/or lab work. You will also learn about data stewardship, research integrity, and collaborative science. REU students will work alongside graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and other scientific professionals. Each student will work on a specific project with a faculty mentor and will present a research poster to peer researchers at a multi-internship end of summer symposium. This REU will also provide weekly lunch discussions with scientific professionals in academia, industry, and government, giving you a chance to learn about the myriad career pathways opened by STEM degrees. This opportunity will be located at the University of New Hampshire main campus in Durham, NH. All REU students will have housing on campus, and mentor labs are all in UNH’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space. Some projects may involve field work off-campus; transportation will be provided for all required fieldwork. 

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