The primary focus of the CRISSP Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Internship Program is mentor-guided research. This REU site also emphasizes interdisciplinary research, providing students with opportunities to do research-related work with students and faculty from other disciplines. Participants will work as members of interdisciplinary research teams (field or lab groups), will share authorship in publication of research results, and will be encouraged to present results at professional meetings. In addition, students will explore interdisciplinary challenges, ethics in science and the environment, graduate school preparation, and application of the scientific methods to natural resource issues.
The goals of the CRISSP Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Internship Program are two-fold. First, we aim to involve undergraduate students, especially those from underrepresented groups (i.e. Native Americans, ethnic minorities, and women), in innovative and interdisciplinary research addressing regional and global natural resource issues. Second, we will foster development of skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm for successful completion of graduate study and preparation for careers in the natural resource sciences.