REU in Water in the Earth System
Join our program and work with faculty and grad students to explore earth, air, and water!
2014 Dates and StipendStart: June 2, 2014
End: August 6, 2014
Contact InfoDr. Mindi Searls
Research Assistant Professor
Who Should Apply
Related majors and areas
- Civil Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Sciences/Studies
- Natural Resource Sciences
EligibilityParticipation in the Nebraska Summer Research Program is limited to students who meet the following criteria:
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Current undergraduate with at least one semester of coursework remaining before obtaining a bachelor's degree
How to Apply
Steps and Required ItemsTo apply, follow these application steps to submit the following materials.
- Fri., Nov. 15, 2013 — Application opens
- Sat., Feb. 1, 2014 — Priority deadline
- Mon., Feb. 17, 2014 — Application deadline
- Sat., Mar. 15, 2014 — Decisions complete
Events and Benefits
- Campus and department orientation
- Department seminars and presentations
- Professional development workshops (e.g., applying to graduate school, taking the GRE)
- Welcome picnic
- Day trip to Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
- Canoe and camping trip
- Research symposium
- Competitive stipend
- Double-occupancy room and meal plan
- Travel expenses to and from Lincoln
- Campus parking and/or bus pass
- Full access to the Campus Recreation Center and campus library system
- Wireless internet access
Research and Mentors
The summer research program in Water in the Earth System is administered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. The SROP was established in 2012.
Students work with faculty mentors and conduct cutting-edge research related to water. Projects range from water resourcing, microbial community structures, and predator-prey interactions to water contamination and glacial flow on Mars. This research can be applied to real-world challenges in environmental sciences and prepare scholars for future endeavors studying the earth, air, and water. Individual projects are designed to be completed within the 10-week timeframe of the summer program.
The primary objective of our SROP is to support and develop summer scholars into independent researchers. As such, the format of the research activities is designed around the development of research skills, interaction with interdisciplinary research teams, and opportunities to present research findings.