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Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students (REU)

Target Audience: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Institution: Mystic Aquarium and the University of Connecticut

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Description of Internship or Research Opportunity: Our REU offers a unique collaboration between the renowned Mystic Aquarium and a leading institute of higher education, the University of Connecticut, Avery Point, located on Long Island Sound. In fact, we are the only aquarium in the US to have an REU! With us, you will gain access to both aquarium and university resources and expertise. In addition to the focus on cutting edge marine research, we also give our students extensive training in professional development, teamwork, and a true view into the world of research. We ensure our students are given all the keys to be successful! All research projects will be carried out at UConn, while professional development activities, seminars and job shadows will take place at the Mystic Aquarium. All students will be given access to the Mystic Aquarium throughout the 10 week period from June 5-August 11, 2017.

• Access to both Mystic Aquarium and UConn’s resources and expertise
• Training in cutting edge marine research (both field and laboratory opportunities)
• Professional development such as training in communicating science, data analysis, ethics, etc.
• Job shadows at the Aquarium
• One-on-one mentoring with experts in marine science
• Exploration of career opportunities

Program includes: monthly stipend, room and board, travel expenses.

Funding Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)

How to Apply: To apply and for more information go to:

Opportunity Starts: 2017-06-05

Opportunity Ends: 2017-08-11


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