Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
The University of Toledo Lake Erie Center 2015 National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
Students will partner with scientists, engineers, graduate students, and agency professionals in the Engineering, Geography & Environmental Sciences Departments at The University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center to conduct cutting-edge research on important land-lake environmental challenges:
Harmful Algal Blooms – In summer 2014 the city of Toledo had a water crisis, during which 500,000 could not drink the water for 3 days. Students will study the source of nutrients that lead to HABs, the way in which HABs form, and what can be done once a HAB has contaminated the public’s drinking water.
Invasive Species – Asian Carps, Zebra & Quagga Mussels, Gobies – Students will study the ecology of invasive species that are overrunning Great Lakes’ ecosystems.
Climate Change – Climate Change threatens ecosystems worldwide. Students will investigate the way that climate change is threatening the Great Lakes.
9 Weeks ⋅ $4725 Stipend ⋅ Room & Board
Travel Allowance ⋅ June 1 - July 31
Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015