The University of Akron Field Station
Dr. Paul E. Martin Center for Field Studies and Environmental Education
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Ecology at the Urban-Rural Interface
Department of Biology, The University of Akron
Based at The UA Field Station, located on the edge of the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley
This REU site focuses on collaborative research investigating species, interactions, and ecosystems within human dominated landscapes. Students will be immersed in their own research projects that are part of a larger, interactive team of students and faculty. Each student will receive:
Program highlights include:
Research opportunities in the field and/or lab
Experience gathering and analyzing data, writing-up results, and creating presentations
Annual Research Symposium and Banquet
Potential mentors include:
Dr. Peter Niewiarowski -- biologically-inspired design; physiological ecology; population biology of reptiles and amphibians
Dr. Don Ott -- molecular phylogeny of Vaucheria; cell biology and microscopy
Results from Previous Summers:
(Art by REU 2009 student Ryan Folk.)
(Art by REU 2010 student Alysha Cypher.)
Successful applicants will exhibit intellectual and scholarly excellence as demonstrated by academic achievement, possess a minimum grade point average of 2.75/4.0, have high potential for conducting independent research, and have strong letters of reference. Students should be committed for the duration of the summer program, including some weekends for research or field trips.
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The application period has closed.
For more information:
Contact the Program Director, Dr. Randy Mitchell (330-972-5122 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Write to Biology REU Program, Department of Biology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3908
Provide comments to Greg Smith at email@example.com.
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