REU Program Background
The program is structured with three main components:
- the practice of research on individual projects;
- the context of that research in terms of individual components within broader interdisciplinary earth system science, and
- the context of that research in terms of societal and professional concerns.
Students will conduct their own research under a mentor, interact with other participants and scientists at B2 and UA, and present research findings in a formal symposium setting. A unique part of the B2 REU experience will be the opportunity to interact with the public who visit B2 on tour and be trained in outreach related to their research topics. Additionally, students will participate in professional development workshops, an ethics in science workshop, and field trips to local attractions.