Lake Erie Center

Research Experience for Undergraduates
(REU) Program

Lake Erie Center

Application deadline was March 22.
Selection is underway.
Applicants will be notified by April 22.

May 28-August 2, 2019
Students are partnered with scientists, engineers, graduate students, and agency professionals to conduct cutting-edge research on important land-lake environmental challenges.

  • Provides stipend, housing, transportation, and some food
  • Fun, Exciting, Meaningful Field & Lab Research
  • Build the skills for your dream career
  • Develop life-long connections with top scientists, faculty, engineers, grad students & agencies
  • Fields: Environmental Sciences, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Geography, GIS
  • Study and help combat environmental problems:
         Harmful algal blooms and water quality
         Invasive species
         Natural communities and habitats                
         Land use and nutrients
  • Use & Apply Top Technology
  • Field trips: canoeing, lake sampling, wetlands
  • Rising college juniors and seniors preferred, rising sophomores will be considered
  • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Application deadline: March 22, 2019

Former REU in the News!

LEC's REU students highlighted in news article by Tom Henry, 
The Blade, July 5, 2016
LEC's REU students highlighted in news article by Christine Long,
UT News, July 6, 2016.
WTOL 11 News reports on UT's REU students summer research at LEC. 
REU research 2016


REU students are housed in University of Toledo dormitories
provided a stipend to cover living expenses and food. 

The Lake Erie Center is an interdisciplinary research, education and outreach facility dedicated to solving environmental problems in the Great Lakes.

Last Updated: 11/19/19