Summer REU on Sustainable Land and Water Resources: Apply by Feb 15

Applications fare now being accepted for the 2021 Research Experience for Undergraduates on Sustainable Land and Water Resources.

Application deadline:  February 15, 2021
Program dates:  June 7 -  August 13, 2021
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Program Description: The aim of the proposed REU on Sustainable Land and Water Resources is to introduce undergraduate students to the key elements of research on land and water resources that are essential to improving management practices, with a focus on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and diverse interdisciplinary research teams. Students will work on one of three teams on projects that integrate Earth-surface dynamics, geology, hydrology and other disciplines.  Research teams are hosted on two Native American reservations and at the Univ. MN and projects are developed in collaboration with the tribes' resource management divisions.  The REU incorporates an interdisciplinary team-oriented approach that emphasizes quantitative and predictive methods, CBPR, indigenous research methods, and traditional ecological knowledge.

Projects take place on the main campus of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Northern Minnesota; and at Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Reservation in Montana.  Students in Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Hydrology, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, Sustainability, Mathematics, and related disciplines are invited to apply.

Note:  If the Covid19 Pandemic prevents travel, we will run a virtual REU in 2021.

For a complete list of projects for this year, visit the project website at for more information.