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Coastal Ecosystems REU Site

During the NSF-funded Coastal Ecosystems Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site program, students will participate in a 10-week paid research fellowship, at the MMC and BBC campuses of Florida International University, running from roughly the end of May until the end of July. Students will develop and conduct an independent research project, in collaboration with a research team made up of their faculty and graduate students mentors. Students wil have the opportunity to visit a number of the iconic coastal ecosystems in the South Florida region, as well as hear seminars from local experts. In addition, REU students will participate in cohort sessions with other undergraduate researchers where they will learn professional skills, practice poster and oral presentations, and engage with panels of STEM professionals from a number of different career paths. Students will present their results at the annual REU Site Research Symposium at the end of the summer and will be encouraged to present at other scientific conferences. The summer stipend will be $6500 for successful completion of the full 10-week program. The Summer 2019 calendar is presented below. 

You can view all of the NSF Biological Sciences REU sites, here.

To view similar student projects, visit the CREST CAChE student research fellowships website here

REU Site Components:

  1. Conduct an individual research project under the guidance of a faculty and graduate student mentor
  2. Participate in field trips to a range of iconic coastal ecosystems in the South Florida region
  3. Engage in professional development activities, including communicating science workshops, career panel discussions, and seminars by regional experts

Notice for Prospective Students


Applications for Summer 2020 will be posted in Fall 2019, so check back!



Notice for Accepted Incoming Students 


The Summer 2019 REU runs from May 20th until July 26th