2016 ACE-REU PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ARE STILL UNDER REVIEW. INITIAL OFFERS WILL BE MADE VIA EMAIL BY MARCH 15TH. IF ANY INITIAL OFFER IS DECLINED, ADDITIONAL OFFERS WILL BE MADE UNTIL ALL SPOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED. ALL APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE A DECISION NOTICE BY APRIL 15TH.
Aquatic Chemical Ecology (ACE) at Georgia Tech is a summer research program supported by the National Science Foundation REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program. ACE at Georgia Tech gives you the opportunity to perform exciting research with our faculty in the schools of Biology, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. You'll participate in research with one or more of our faculty, learn about careers in science and engineering, and see how scientists blend knowledge and skills from physics, chemistry and biology to investigate some of the most challenging problems in environmental sciences. We encourage applications from undergraduate students who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., especially attending universities other than Georgia Tech. The following three areas comprise the research activities covered by faculty in the Aquatic Chemical Ecology program:
- Area 1. Biological and geochemical transformations of chemicals in aquatic ecosystems.
- Area 2. Sensory biology and ecology of aquatic chemical communication.
- Area 3. Ecological roles and consequences of chemicals in aquatic environments.
Our NSF-sponsored summer research program places you with a faculty mentor for a 10 week summer period spanning from late May to late July. From Georgia Tech in Atlanta Georgia, you'll design a research project, carry it out and present the results to the professors and students in a final symposium. You will receive a stipend amount of $5000, plus accommodations of individual bedrooms with shared kitchen facilities will be provided.
Our faculty (in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Biology) form a core group with a strong history of working together on joint research grants in this area, with the skills required to guide undergraduates in basic and applied research on multiple phases of chemical signaling processes.
The Online Application Deadline is February 15th, 2016 at 5:00 PM Eastern. The application process requires you to complete the following:
+ An Application Form
+ An Essay of Interest
+ Two (2) Recommendation Letters
In a nutshell...
What: REU Aquatic Chemical Ecology at Georgia Tech
When: 10 weeks from May 22 to July 29, 2016
Deadline: February 15th @ 5 PM Eastern
Contact: Benita Black - REU.Coordinator@biology.gatech.edu