Northern Illinois University is looking for non-NIU undergraduate students who are interested in environmental issues to work closely on research projects with university scientists.
Selected students will rub elbows with researchers at federal laboratories, participate in a number of regional workshops and share ideas on topics related to the environment, energy, the economy and ethics. Each student will receive free housing on campus—and be paid a stipend of $4,304. The Research Experience for Undergraduates program aims to operate an interdisciplinary research-based think tank, known as Operation ETank, to engage undergraduates on perspectives of sustainability as they work with scientists. “Operation ETank will focus on developing personal and scientific skills that will help students mature into young scientists,” said Lisa Freeman, NIU vice president for research and graduate studies.
The REU program will run from Monday, June 18, through Friday, Aug. 10.
NIU is encouraging community college students and undergrads at any college studying biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences and the earth sciences to apply, although all student applications will be considered. All application materials must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 16.
More information can be found at http://www.niu.edu/mediarelations/news/2012/03/reu_etank.shtml
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