REU Raptor Research, Boise State University

Boise, ID

Job Title: REU Raptor Research

Organization: Boise State University 

Overview: The Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site in Raptor Research (REU-RR) is funded by the National Science Foundation and Boise State University. REU-RR is a 10-week summer research program for undergraduates located at Boise State University, in Boise, Idaho. Field and laboratory research projects are available for students.

Duties: The goal of the REU-RR site is to engage undergraduates in biological research using birds of prey (hawks, owls, falcons, and eagles) as model systems to understand biological phenomena and interactions and to provide participants opportunities for a cohort experience, mentored research, and professional development. Research on raptors uses modern tools to address questions ranging from molecular ecology to ecosystem processes, spanning both basic and applied science topics related to birds of prey.

The summer research experience for REU-RR participants culminates with a statewide interdisciplinary summer undergraduate research conference (ICUR) that provides participants the opportunity to communicate their work to a multidisciplinary audience of students and scientists. REU participants also have the opportunity to attend the annual meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation during the fall semester to present their research, where five previous REU-Raptor Research students have been recognized with William C. Andersen Memorial Award for best student posters.

Anticipated Dates: Differing weeks in Summer 2021.

Application Deadline: First round ends February 10.

How to apply: Please click here.