Newport and Corvallis are home to one of the largest marine science research
communities in the Pacific Northwest, with over 300 people on the Hatfield Marine
Science Center (HMSC) campus and more at OSU's College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric
Sciences (CEOAS) engaged in a wide range of research and education activities focused
on ocean and estuarine environments. The REU program aims to expose students from
diverse backgrounds to the broad field of marine science by providing hands-on research
and field experiences, with mentored and collaborative learning opportunities.
Students accepted into the REU program will have three principal work products
during their internship. To begin, they will develop a brief project proposal after
the first week. One-on-one meetings with mentors on the orientation day and throughout
the first week as needed will allow interns to refine the research project. The
project proposal should describe the hypothesis to be tested, background information
from the literature, and the scientific approach to the research.
The two other products will be a presentation and a written report. Each intern
will present a 15-minute talk on their research results at an internship symposium
in the 10th week. A report written in the form of a scientific paper will be due at
the end of the internship.
All REU interns will be provided with an on-site apartment, a weekly stipend ($550)
and roundtrip transportation frome their home area. Academic credit is commonly
arranged through the student's home institution or is available through OSU.
Currently enrolled community college students and undergraduates who have completed
at least two years of coursework (by the summer of 2013), will still be an undergraduate
in Fall 2013 and are U.S. Citizens (or permanent residents) are eligible to apply.
If you have any questions that are not answered by the information
provided on these web pages, please contact the HMSC Academic
Program Manager, by email (HMSCacademic@oregonstate.edu)
or by telephone, at (541) 867-0380.