|Yosemite Research Training in
A Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site
funded by the National Science Foundation
will be NO Yosemite REU after summer 2011
| The Yosemite Research Training in
offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to
actively experience field research in environmental science in a
National Park, over a nine-week period in the summer (June 14 to August 15, 2010)
This REU Site is a collaboration between three institutions: the University of California at Merced, Yosemite National Park, and the USGS Western Ecological Research Center. Students interact with professionals engaged in multiple park-related activities, from research to management.
Student activities mainly consist of individual research projects, spanning a broad range of disciplines such as Ecology, Geosciences, Biodiversity, Conservation, Restoration, Hydrology, and Engineering. Research training is provided by mentors from UC Merced (Schools of Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Social Sciences) and the USGS Western Ecological Research Center. Students also participate in a series of field trips led by teams of UCM, USGS, and NPS scientists, focusing on Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada. Finally, students attend a weekly seminar in Environmental Science.
Eight students are recruited from the UC Merced, colleges in the Central Valley of California, and colleges and universities nationwide.