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2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program

December 4, 2017
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2016 Summer Student Alex Widstrand inspects the above-canopy tram. Photo by Lauren Ebels.

Applications are now open for the 2018 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program, an opportunity for college and university students across the U.S. to participate in 11 weeks (May 21-August 3, 2018) of paid, independent research with mentors from Harvard and other leading institutions.

2018 research projects cover many academic disciplines, including ecology, biogeochemistry, computer science, conservation, history, and engineering.
Research topics include the dynamics of forest ecosystems; the shifting impacts of invasive species in agricultural systems; data provenance; conservation initiatives; and science-art communication.

Depending on the project, students will conduct field and labwork in old-growth forests, historical archives, biogeochemistry labs; in data-rich computer environments; on research towers; and at the Harvard Farm.

Participants are housed on-site and, in addition to their research, attend career panels, evening workshops and seminars, and field trips. At the conclusion of the summer, they present their research at a final symposium.
Undergraduate students from all majors are encouraged to apply (deadline: February 2, 2018).

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