Costa Rica Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

We are pleased to announce the summer 2018 NSF-REU program: "ECOHYDROLOGY OF TROPICAL MONTANE FORESTS – DIVERSITY IN SCIENCE, INTERDISCIPLINARY BREADTH, AND GLOBAL AWARENESS". The goal of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to develop essential skills in designing, executing and disseminating original research that quantifies the hydrologic and biogeochemical fluxes in the watershed of a tropical montane cloud forest.

Students have an opportunity to work on field and laboratory research under the guidance of faculty mentors at the newly constructed Texas A&M Soltis Center for Research and Education near San Isidro in central Costa Rica. Learn more about the program here, and also through previous students' perspectives here (blog), here (Facebook) and here (Flickr).

Important Dates:

  • Applications open: October 12, 2017 (apply here)
  • Applications close: January 20, 2018
  • Application reviews begin February 1, 2018
  • Acceptance notification: March 1, 2018 (anticipated)
  • First Day of REU Program: May 29, 2018
  • Last Day of REU Program: August 3, 2018
    • Periods in College Station, TX: May 29-June 9, 2018; July 16-August 3, 2018
    • Periods in Costa Rica: June 10-July 15, 2018

Applications are now closed. Please check back in fall 2018 for summer 2019 program details.

Contact Us

  • Main office: HFSB 305, 2138 TAMU, (979) 845-5033
  • Undergraduate academic advisor office: KLCT 122D,
  • Graduate academic advisor office: HFSB 302A,
  • Information technology office: WFES 308, Mailing address

Department Resources

College of Ag and Life Sciences

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