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Sevilleta LTER Research Experience for Undergraduates Program PDF Print E-mail

SevilletaThe Sevilleta LTER is seeking applicants for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). Application deadline is May 7, 2012. We are offering 2 Art REUs for the Summer of 2012.

2 undergraduate art students will join 10 undergraduate science REU's at the Sevilleta LTER for an opportunity to create art pieces in an ecological setting. This interdisciplinary REU Site Program at the Sevilleta LTER in central New Mexico will train undergraduate students.  Students will be conducting independent projects under the guidance of UNM faculty in Art, Biology, Ecology, Earth and Planetary Sciences. The summer program includes a seminar series, a journal club, an annual symposium, professional development workshops, ethics training, and fieldtrips. Art students will create original art pieces and science students will conduct independent research at the Sevilleta, and present results at the annual research symposium. They will also attend a weekly group meeting, seminar and journal club, and interact with visiting speakers. The program includes faculty in art, ecology, the geosciences, and meteorology. Working at the LTER site invites close interactions among students, faculty, and graduate students. Students will have numerous opportunities to share ideas and explore issues within and across disciplines. A goal is to increase the number of students, particularly underrepresented minorities, pursuing careers in bio-geosciences. The program will provide exposure to a large, multidisciplinary research program, inspire students to continue into professional careers, and prepare students for the rigors of graduate school, professional research, and responsible citizenship. The program exemplifies the integration of research and education..

The summer REU Art experience will include one directed study with Art & Ecology faculty creating a piece at the Sevilleta.  You will have the option to receive art studio credit by signing up for a directed study and an independent study for a total of three to six credits. We are looking for someone who is interested in creating community piece(s) with other BIO REU Science students as well as independent piece(s). Work Created during the summer 2012 program will remain at the UNM Field Station until May of 2013 and then be shipped to the student.

Lodging and laboratory space for REU students will be provided by the University of New Mexico Sevilleta Field Station at NO COST. In addition, candidates chosen will receive a stipend of $5000 during the 11-week summer program (May 27- August 12, 2012).  We will also refund travel costs to and from the UNM Sevilleta Field Station up to $500 (1 round trip).

Application Information:
You must be an art major in good standing with the department. You must be a U.S. Citizen.

Submit the following materials:

  • 500 word essay sharing your interest in spending the summer with ecological research students at the Sevilleta
  • 10 slides of your work highlighting work with an ecological focus
  • A list of course work you have done in the ecological/ or art and ecology field (This can include lower division biology, landscape architecture, sustainable studies as well as specifically art and ecology or land arts courses.)

Contact: Jennifer Johnson This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with questions about the ART REU.

Information about the Sevilleta LTER can be found at: http://sev.lternet.edu/content/2012-sevilleta-lter-research-experience-undergraduates-program

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