University of Florida

Overview

 The aim of this REU Program is to provide undergraduate students with eight weeks of research experiences in different aspects of water resources. The students will understand the significance of their research and its impact on current management practices and decisions, through extension activities. During this Program, the students are distributed across Florida, at the main campus in Gainesville, at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) in Lake Alfred, and at the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) in Homestead.

The projects are intended to provide students with:

  • understanding of water issues and their significance.
  • hands-on experiences in designing and conducting laboratory/field experiments for installing state-of-the-art field instrumentation and/or collecting and analyzing data.
  • tools for data analyses and numerical modeling such as Matlab, Fortran, etc., that can be easily extended to any research area they choose in the future.
  • experience in team-work and collaboration, while each member contributes significantly to the overall goals of the team.
  • strong linkages between research and extension activities.
  • opportunities for professional development, technical writing, and presentation