REU in Aquatic Chemical Ecology at Georgia Tech

Dear faculty colleagues and academic advisors in Biology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, EAS, CEE, and ChBE,

We will be hosting 10 undergraduate researchers this summer at Georgia Tech in our REU program focused in Aquatic Chemical Ecology. We would like to ask for your help in publicizing this program to undergraduates, at Georgia Tech and elsewhere. If you are teaching this semester, please consider showing the attached flyer in one of your classroom lectures or circulating the flyer to your class to encourage students to check out our program.

Our program website is

and includes program details, contact information, and instructions for application.

The application deadline is February 15, 2017. The full-time, 10-week program will start May 22 and run until July 28. Participants will receive a stipend of $5000 plus accommodations with kitchen facilities in university housing, and help with travel expenses to and from Atlanta.

Students can go to our website to get more information and to apply. Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program is eligible, unless they have already been part of an NSF-REU program in Ocean Sciences or unless they will graduate before this summer. We are particularly interested in increasing our proportion of minority students and in reaching students at non-PhD granting universities.

Our research theme of Aquatic Chemical Ecology is broadly interpreted. We have 3 core areas of research for students to choose from: Biological and geochemical transformations of chemicals in aquatic ecosystems; Sensory biology and ecology of aquatic chemical communication; Ecological roles and consequences of chemicals in aquatic environments. This program is an excellent choice for undergraduates majoring in any field of biology, chemistry, earth/ocean science, civil engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, and related bioengineering areas who want to apply their classroom learning to an interdisciplinary research environment to solve complex scientific problems and learn about the importance of chemically-mediated processes.

We hope that you can send us your bright, curious, and motivated students!


Frank Stewart, REU co-director, frank.stewart

Brian Hammer, REU co-director, brian.hammer

Benita Black, REU coordinator, reu.coordinator

Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Biological Sciences

REU recruitment slide for seminars 2017.pptx


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