Lake Erie Center

Join our Land-Lake Ecology Team this summer and get paid to do research!

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Due to COVID-19 our 2020 REU Program will not take place. We look forward to being back in Summer 2021.

Program runs:
May 26-July 31, 2020

Students are partnered with faculty and graduate student mentors to conduct cutting-edge research on important land-lake environmental challenges.


Our application window is closed.
Applicants will be notified of their status by March 31.

Program features:

  • Stipend ($5,750), along with housing, transportation and food allowance
  • Fun, exciting and meaningful field and lab research
  • Build the skills for your dream career
  • Develop life-long connections with scientists, faculty, engineers, grad students and agencies
  • Opportunities in: Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Geography and GIS
  • Study and help combat challenges:
    • Harmful algal blooms and water quality
    • Invasive species
    • Natural communities and habitats
    • Land use and nutrients
  • Use and apply top technology
  • Field trips opportunities such as canoeing, lake sampling, wetlands and more
  • Rising college juniors and seniors preferred, rising sophomores will be considered
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident

  • Application deadline: February 28, 2020
LEC REU collageThe Lake Erie Center is an interdisciplinary research, education and outreach facility
dedicated to solving environmental problems in the Great Lakes.
Last Updated: 5/27/20