UGA Undergraduate Biology Education Research REU Site

We are please to announce the inaugural year of the University of Georgia’s REU Site in Undergraduate Biology Education Research (UBER)! UBER is a nine-week, NSF-funded program to involve undergraduates in designing and conducting research on undergraduate biology teaching and learning with mentorship from faculty from UGA’s Division of Biological Sciences and College of Education.

Details: http://uber.coe.uga.edu/
• Places are available for eight students annually
• Program Dates: May 27 – July 25 (9 weeks)
• Students will be paid a stipend of $4,500
• Housing will be provided in UGA dormitories at no additional cost
• Travel assistance to UGA is available up to $500 per student
• Application deadline: February 28, 2014
• Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories and have not yet obtained an undergraduate degree.
• Applications from students from minority serving institutions and/or majoring in biology, education, psychology, anthropology, sociology, and statistics are especially encouraged.

In addition to conducting research, students will participate in the following:
• Orientation & Kickoff BBQ
• Weekly meetings of the Biology Education Research Group at UGA
• Weekly journal club
• Professional development sessions on education research skills and career paths related to biology education research
• Closing research symposium

A flyer for the program is attached – please encourage your students to apply! Please email me with any questions.

Sincerely,
Erin L. Dolan, Ph.D

Senior Scholar in Biology Education
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Adjunct Associate Professor of Math and Science Education

University of Georgia
403B Biological Science
120 Cedar St.
Athens, GA  30602

Phone 706-542-1688
eldolan@uga.edu<mailto:eldolan@uga.edu>

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