REU RESEARCH: This is a call for a motivated undergraduate student interested in aquatic research. The student will spend ten weeks during the summer of 2019 working in the field and lab to gain first-hand research experience in the following tasks:
- Collecting field samples of algae, especially diatoms.
- Culturing diatom communities in artificial streams to test the effects of pesticides.
- Imaging diatoms using light microscopy and SEM.
- Enumerating diatom samples to characterize community assemblage.
- Assisting a graduate student in evaluating habitat suitability for state-threatened freshwater mussels.
PROGRAM DATES: May 28, 2019 – August 2, 2019
REU SITE: Restoring cattle ranches for sustainable land and water resources, Timberlake Biological Field Station, Texas.
EXPENSES: Students will receive a $550 stipend per week for their participation in the REU program. On-campus housing (apartment-style dormitory with a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom floor plan) and lodging at Timberlake Biological Field Station will be provided at no cost to the students. Additional funds for meals, research, and travel are also included.
HOW TO APPLY: Students must submit a complete application package by MARCH 1, 2019 to be considered for the summer 2019 cohort. The application package includes an online application form, a college transcript, and one letter of recommendation. Students of diverse backgrounds from institutions with limited research opportunities are encouraged to apply. Please visit our REU website for more information on the application process (https://www.tarleton.edu/timberlakeranch/REU/Overview.html ).