The goal of this REU site is to provide first research opportunities for students, and prior research experience is not expected. Students who are currently in their freshman or sophomore year are especially encouraged to apply. Students will be selected based on their potential to become researchers, as well as how well the student’s interests match available projects. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, per NSF rules.
In Summer 2013, the program dates are May 27 - August 2. Students are expected to attend the full session.
Students will be paid $5,200 for the ten-week session ($13 hourly, 40 hours/week). As needed, students will receive financial support for travel to New Orleans, on-campus housing and the meal plan.
Schedule for Summer 2013 program (subject to change)
Prior to May 27: Students discuss project with mentors, and do background reading
May 27: Arrive in New Orleans
May 28-June 1: Program orientation
Workshops on: safety, library skills, lab notebooks, scientific ethics
Begin research projects
July 31: Poster session
August 2: End of program