Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Coastal Ocean Systems and Sustainability

This NSF-funded REU program will support eight highly motivated and talented undergraduate students to conduct independent but guided research that focuses on Coastal Ocean Systems and Sustainability during an intensive 8-week program at the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, CA. 

The program will provide students with hands-on research experience, training in laboratory and field methodologies (including a 1-day research cruise), introductory lectures and special seminars in oceanography and marine science, academic and career advisement, group activities and field trips to explore different parts of the island and ecosystems.  

Applications are no longer being accepted for summer 2014.

Please see the 2014 WIES REU Handbook: For Mentors and Fellows (updated 05/20/14) for more information about the 2014 program.

2014 WIES REU Brochure
2014 WIES REU PowerPoint slide

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Funding for this REU site is provide by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Science's located in Arlington, VA. The NSF contact for this program is Lisa Rom, or 703-292-7709. NSF does not handle REU applications; please contact each REU site directly for application information.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences under NSF Award OCE-1263356. 

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Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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