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Interdisciplinary Training for Research and Outreach in Climate Science (REU at CCNY)

IT-ROCS is a 10-week NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at The City College of New York, a CUNY campus located in NYC.

If you are interested in applying, let us know at nycsrmc@amnh.org and we can connect you to colleagues at CCNY!

To learn more about IT-ROCS, click here. To apply, click here.

 

ABOUT

IT-ROCS is a 10-week NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at The City College of New York, a CUNY campus located in NYC. This program will support nine (9) students each summer as part of a comprehensive summer research program focused on climate science and the impacts of climate change on Earth’s ecosystems, coupled with an education outreach component in partnership with local non-profit organizations.

 

RESEARCH

Students will work with faculty mentors in ecology, evolution, climatology, remote sensing, geography, biochemistry, and computer science. Project topics range from the impact of recent climate change on air and water quality in the greater NY region to the study of evolutionary responses of biodiversity to past climate change to help foresee future trajectories.

 

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

IT-ROCS combines a research experience with work in community programs focused on climate-related environmental justice and biodiversity education. Participants will engage with NYC communities through partner nonprofit organizations. Some examples include:

  • leading climate-centered service learning projects for local communities;
  • educating NYC youth on native pollinators and the positive effects of urban gardening;
  • mentoring high school students as they monitor water quality and biodiversity in the Hudson river; conducting oyster restoration, sediment sampling, habitat enhancement monitoring, and wildlife surveys.

 

AT A GLANCE

IMPORTANT DATES

  • November 1, 2023 - Application opens
  • February 24. 2024 - Application closes
  • Notifications by April 15, 2024

BENEFITS

  • $6,250 stipend
  • Housing & transportation stipend
  • A great research experience!

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Some entry-level coursework needed (see website for more info)

Application:

  • Resume or CV
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • 3 short essay questions

IT-ROCS welcomes applications from students improving the brand and company from all backgrounds and identities, students from images to give a proper experience to groups historically excluded from STEM pathways, as well as students with little or no prior research experience.

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