REU REU: Water Quality in the Yucatan Peninsula
Join us next summer while we investigate groundwater resources in the Yucatan Peninsula! This National Science Foundation-funded research program is open to undergraduates with an interest in water science. No prior research experience is required.
This eight-week program is a full-time, immersive research experience. Students will work closely with faculty mentors from Northern Illinois University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the Yucatan Center for Scientific Research to plan, execute, and present their research projects.
The first two weeks and last two weeks of the program will be completed at the NIU campus in DeKalb, IL, where students will develop their research plan and return to analyze their findings. The other four weeks will be spent in the Yucatan Peninsula. Students will stay in local housing and carry out their research projects in collaboration with faculty mentors and Mexican scientists and students.
Students will earn a stipend of $4000 over the course of the summer, as well as room and board and travel allowance.
To apply you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. You must also be an undergraduate student graduating no earlier than Fall 2019.
We especially encourage applications from underrepresented minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, financially disadvantaged students, and students from colleges with limited research opportunities.