Research Experiences for Undergraduates, Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

Job Title: Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Organization: Rochester Institute of Technology 

Location: Rochester, NY

Program Overview: This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program emphasizes engaging students in interdisciplinary earth systems research that builds collaboration and communication skills for solving complex environmental problems. We will use wetland restoration as a lens through which participants will get hands-on experience in studying the interactions between science and society that shape ecosystem functions and services.

Projects will be grouped into interdisciplinary research clusters that include the following approaches: (i) biogeochemistry and ecology, (ii) sociological feedbacks, and (iii) geospatial patterns and scaling. This summer research experience centers around four key components (1) mentored research projects, (2) interdisciplinary skill development, (3) professional development workshops, and (4) scientific communication and outreach.

This program is for students who are enrolled in a college or university, including community college, and who will not yet have completed their undergraduate degree by the end of the summer session. This program is particularly well suited for students who will be completing their second or third year and who have limited access to earth science or environmental science research opportunities at their home institution. This is an interdisciplinary program and we welcome participants from all academic majors who are interested in environmental science questions. We encourage women, members of under-represented minorities, and deaf or hard-of-hearing students to apply. NSF funding requirements restrict participation to students who are US citizens, US nationals, or permanent residents.

Position Overview:

  • Innovation– The GFP team is consistently revolutionizing enhancements to outdoor recreation in terms of technology and customer experience. They invite new ideas and interaction from their employees.
  • Collaboration and Communication– Employees work with various teams, programs, and divisions within the agency, outside state and federal agencies, and public stakeholders. They want all employees to know that their voice will be heard as they continuously work towards our future goals.
  • Professional Development– They provide training and support for you to become an expert in the field and obtain the skills necessary to be successful in your position.
  • Task Diversity– The work duties are never boring. Your duties may include meeting with coworkers, collaborating with other government representatives, representing the Department at commission meetings and national conferences, visiting one of the state parks and recreation areas, or working to enhance habitat on a game production area. The outdoors provide for a pretty nice corner office!

Application Deadline: February 25

How to Apply: Please click here to view the full job description as well as how to apply.