University of Iowa NSF REU Opportunity: Interdisciplinary Geospatial Approaches to Watershed Science

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 16:30 to Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 16:30

Announcing a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) in Geography and Spatial Sciences at The University of Iowa for the summer of 2018.

Deadline to apply is April 15th.

As students in environmental fields enter the workforce they will confront, at some scale, many of the “grand challenges” that face humankind (e.g.., access to clean water, production of sufficient food, adaptation to change climate). Solutions to such problems require a willingness to embrace alternative and innovative approaches rooted in multiple disciplines, as well as an appreciation for diverse perspectives. Students participating in this REU will engage in research focused on the sustainable provision of clean water and food in a Midwest agricultural watershed. Students will use team-based approaches to build on this ongoing research to examine issues critical to societies across the nation.

During this 10-week summer experience students will:

  • Participate in team-based, interdisciplinary, research focused on exploring human-environment interactions.
  • Focus on exploring human impact on water quality and quantity, in an agricultural watershed in eastern Iowa. 
  • Be exposed to cutting edge geospatial technologies and analytical techniques.  
  • Gain first-hand field experience while traveling to and working in our research field sites.
  • Attend a variety of methods based workshops and training sessions.
  • Interact with faculty and staff with varied expertise in associated fields.
  • Have time to interact with their peers and engage in a variety of social activities.

Learn how to apply here: https://clas.uiowa.edu/geography/research/IGAWS-REU

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