REU: Environmental Research on Forest Lakes
This program is sponsored by Montclair State and the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is an 8-week Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at our field station, the New Jersey School of Conservation. The objective is to cultivate highly motivated undergraduate students in transdiciplinary environmental research.
Ten undergraduate students are selected to participate in this hands-on, field-oriented research program centered on forest lakes in the Kittatinny Mountains of Northwest New Jersey. Participants are housed in cabins at the NJSOC located within 30,000 acres of mature forest, mountain ridges and freshwater streams and lakes.
Working with faculty mentors, participants gain scientific research experience by focusing on and rotating among the following research areas:
- erosion and sedimentation
- environmental chemistry
Participants receive a stipend of $4,000, with lodging and meals provided. The REU: Environmental Research on Forest Lakes program also covers travel expenses for participants to attend professional conferences to present studies.