Summer REU opportunity

From: Colin Polsky []
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 12:52 PM
To: Council on Undergraduate Research List
Subject: HERO NSF REU Site program

Dear Fellow CUR’ers:


In addition to my Admin. post re: Undergraduate Research, I am also PI on Clark Univ.’s NSF REU Site program, called "Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO)."


**Applications for the 8-week summer 2011 program are due Mon Feb 14 (all materials can be emailed to me).**


Materials are found at our URL:


We study the causes, patterns, and consequences of changes in forest and urban land uses, using an inter-disciplinary approach that includes social science (eg, using interviews), geographical information science (eg, using remote sensing/GIS), and landscape ecology (eg, using forest mensuration). We spend a lot of time on professional development skills, too.


For the past 7 years, our students have had a lot of fun in this summer experience. We hope you will show our URL to your students! Many thanks in advance for passing this info along.



Best, Colin Polsky



Colin Polsky, PhD

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research & Active Pedagogy

Associate Professor of Geography

Director, HERO NSF REU Site Program

Clark University

e:   t: (508) 421-3828

John A. Commito

Professor and Acting Chair

Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550





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