Geology Program at Northern Arizona University, together with colleagues at
University of New Hampshire and USGS/University of Arizona, is pleased to offer
a new Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in the beautiful San
Francisco volcanic field. We invite applications for an 8-week program to study
physical volcanology, hillslope evolution, paleomagnetism, and Quaternary
dating methods, all with the goal of understanding the timing, styles, and hazards of
volcanism in the San Francisco field.
program will run from May 27 - July 19, 2013.
encourage students currently in their sophomore or junior years to apply. One year of geology course work is required –
this can include Physical and Historical Geology (preferred), a field methods
course, a course with numerous field trips, geomorphology, etc. A minimum 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0) is strongly
preferred. This REU is based in using
very diverse methods to approach research, and each project has a different
focus. Thus each mentor may have slightly different expectations regarding
course work that you should have taken. Preference will
be given to students from colleges and universities where research
possibilities are limited. Students
from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
program begins with a week's study of volcanoes and volcanic processes. In the
second week, you will work closely with your faculty mentor to come up with a
project that will keep you busy for the 8 weeks, and at the end of the second
week you will complete a project prospectus that outlines the work you will do
and your timeline. In the third through seventh weeks you will work alone, with
your mentor, and with other participants in the program. Students doing lab
projects will travel to that host institution. It's not all work! Flagstaff is
close to innumerable fantastic places (the Grand Canyon, for example), and we
have some great trips planned together with participants in other REU programs
on campus. Week eight will bring everyone back to Flagstaff to prepare with
your mentor for a final mock GSA meeting. Prepare for a summer of hard work,
great science, and a lot of fun!
stipend of $4000 ($500/wk) will be provided as well as lodging and partial meal
plan, and 3 hours of university credit.
The deadline for applying for the 2013 program has passed.
more information please contact Nancy Riggs.
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