REU in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity
Friday, January 31, 2014 07:37 AM

REU Opportunity Summer 2014
Research Experience for Undergraduates in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of Biological Sciences invites applicants for the NSF sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity. This is a 10 week summer program. The goal of this program is to provide undergraduate students with experience in hypothesis-driven collaborative research utilizing field based and/or laboratory methods and fully engage students in projects associated with the ecology and evolution influencing Chihuahuan Desert biodiversity.


  • High quality research experience in ecology and evolutionary biology in the field and/or lab
  • Research opportunities at the Indio Mountains Research Station (IMRS), a 40,000 acre facility controlled by UTEP
  • One-on-one and group mentoring from active research faculty in multidisciplinary fields
  • Training in bioethics and other relevant professional skills


  • $5,000 stipend for 10 weeks
  • Housing in shared apartment and field station
  • Travel reimbursement of up to $600
For more information on the program, research projects or to apply please visit: