Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) with CCMI

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) with CCMI: Coral Reef Biodiversity and Resilience at the Little Cayman Research Centre.

In 2014, CCMI received a prestigious grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the REU. This is a program for undergraduate students who are enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a marine science related Bachelor of Science degree. A diverse group of students with relevant academic and work experience are paired  with mentors to design, implement, and present research projects within CCMI's research themes of (1) Coral reef stress, climate change, and ocean acidification; (2) Coral reef resilience and restoration; (3) Invasive species (lionfish); and (4) Herbivory.

Eight successful applicants will be chosen to live and work at the Little Cayman Research Centre this year between May 28 - July 22, 2016. In addition to conducting their own research, REU participants will attend workshops on career skills in science, participate in excursions on and around Little Cayman, and interact with local conservation professionals. 

Take part in the change. Join us and research the future of our coral reefs in a changing ocean.

Funding for the Little Cayman REU is provided by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences located in Arlington, VA. The NSF contact for this program is Lisa Rom, or 703-292-7709. NSF does not handle REU applications; please contact each REU site directly for application information.