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10 week course: REU Site in Raptor Research

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Website: http://biology.boisestate.edu/reu/
The REU 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 located at Boise State University, Boise, Idaho.  Field and laboratory research projects are available for students.

The goal of the REU-Raptor Research site is to engage undergraduates in biological research using birds of prey (hawks, owls, falcons, and eagles) as model systems.  Though partnerships among the Department of Biological Sciences and Raptor Research Center at Boise State University, The Peregrine Fund, Inc., Idaho Bird Observatory, and the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, undergraduates will spend 10 weeks conducting field and/or laboratory research under the guidance of experienced mentors from academia, government, and NGOs.  Students can also  participate in a core program that includes workshops on the biology of diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey, and endangered species restoration, as well as programs focused on responsible conduct of research, applying to graduate school, the publication process, and scientific communication.  The summer research experience for REU-RR participants culminates with an interdisciplinary summer research conference that provides participants the opportunity to communicate their work to a diverse audience of students and scientists.

SUMMER 2014 Dates are May 25 – August 1, 2014


Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2014 and will be due by 17 February 2014.  Please see the Application Tab for additional information and to apply to REU-RR.  Please know that REU-Raptor Research welcomes your application. We are especially interested in receiving applications from groups underrepresented in science (i.e., women and racial minorities), first generation college students, persons with disabilities, those returning from military service, and students from institutions where research opportunities in STEM are limited.

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