NSF REU program in Interdisciplinary Water Sciences: now accepting applications

Summer 2016 (May 22 – July 30, 2016)
Undergraduate Research Fellowships Announcement
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site INTERDISCIPLINARY WATER SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Application Deadline March 13, 2016 (5:00 PM, EST)

Applications are invited from qualified and motivated undergraduate students (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) from all U.S. colleges/universities to participate in a 10-week (May 22-July 30, 2016) summer research in interdisciplinary water sciences and engineering at Virginia Tech. U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible to apply. The research program is funded through the National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program. The 10-week internship will begin on May 22, 2016 (arrival day) at Virginia Tech and end on July 30, 2016 (departure day). The research internship includes a stipend of $450/week, housing (two persons per room), meals, and travel expenses (limited to a maximum of $500 per person). We have already graduated 76 excellent undergraduate researchers representing 55+ institutions in the United States from our prior sites during 2007-09 and 2011-15. Application materials, details of Research Mentors along with summer 2016 research projects and other program activities are posted under “NSF-REU SITE” tab on the following website: http://www.lewas.centers.vt.edu/

Applicants are requested to upload their applications along with other required documents by the deadline (March 13, 2016, 5:00 pm, EST). Successful applicants will be informed by March 21, 2016. Please contact Dr. Vinod K Lohani (phone: (540)231-9545; FAX: (540) 231-6903; E- mail: vlohani@vt.edu) for questions.

Titles of Summer 2016 Projects

Project ID#1. Metal Oxidation in a Drinking Water Reservoir; (Drs. Schreiber and Carey)
Project ID#2: Drinking Water Quality; (Dr. Dietrich)
Project ID#3: Effects of Hydrology on Ecosystem Processes and Water Quality of Streams and Rivers; (Dr. Hester)
Project ID#4: Hydrologic Controls on Wetland Function at the Great Dismal Swamp; (Dr. McLaughlin)
Project ID#5: Recovery of Nutrients and Water from Wastewater Using an Integrated Osmotic Bio-electrochemical System; (Dr. He)
Project ID#6 (A&B): Extension of Online Watershed Learning System for Remote Access of High Frequency Environmental Data and Hydrologic Analysis; ( Drs. Lohani, Dymond and Knight)
Project ID#7: Investigation of the occurrence and fate of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in urban-impacted watersheds; (Dr. Xia )
Project ID#8: Water Conservation and Waterborne Disease Nexus of Faucets; (Drs. Pruden and Edwards)
Project ID#9: Citizen Science Applications of the LEWAS Lab; (Prof. Sharma)