Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

Research Experience at the University of Michigan Biological Station

Biosphere-Atmosphere Studies in a Changing Global Environment

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) is a truly interdisciplinary experience in scientific research in “biosphere-atmosphere interactions in a changing global environment.” The program provides hands-on experience and training in field biology and atmospheric students with all phases of research, from hypothesis formulation and data gathering to analysis, interpretation, and communication of scientific findings. During this nine-week program, students will:

  • Work closely with a selected mentor/professor as part of an on-going research project
  • Design, conduct, analyze, and report on a research project of their own
  • Participate in special workshops and group discussions designed to provide the philosophical bases and technical tools needed to carry out scientific research


REU runs for nine weeks (tentatively, June 23 - August 22, 2015) at the U-M Biological Station.


REU is funded by the National Science Foundation. REU students receive a stipend of $5,000, travel and research supplies allowance, and room and board expenses at UMBS.


EU students must be of at least junior status by the fall term following their REU participation. Seniors with a graduation date before August are not eligible. Participants also must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.


The deadline to apply has been extended to Monday, March 2, 2015.