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Research Experiences for Undergraduates

About the program

Why do an REU? 

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) are opportunities for undergraduates to engage in authentic research experiences outside of the classroom. Often hosted in the summer, the programs include professional development and other experiences meant to immerse the undergraduate in the culture and community of their chosen professional field. Undergraduates that do these programs will gain transferable skills that will better prepare them for graduate school or professional careers. 

Why CWU?

Central Washington University lies at the heart of the inland Pacific Northwest, and our faculty have a long history of involving undergraduates in meaningful research into the region. Our faculty in geology, geography, biology, sociology, chemistry, mathematics, and other areas are deeply interested in understanding more about the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and communities.

We specialize in mentoring undergraduates in research, and we want to give students early in their academic careers the opportunity to engage in building our understanding of climate change and its impacts.

This REU program will give you the opportunity to establish a strong mentoring relationship and begin to build your network of researchers in the Pacific Northwest. 

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