NSF REU SITE PROGRAM
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION SPONSORED RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
THE STUDY OF HOW ANIMALS ACQUIRE AND RESPOND TO INFORMATION IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT.
ABOUT NSF SITE PROGRAM
The University of Cincinnati (UC) Department of Biological Sciences has a focus of faculty research in Sensory Biology and Behavior (SBB). Our program is focused on research at the intersection of neurobiology, behavior, ecology and evolution, and is devoted to understanding how animals sense and respond to their environment at functional and evolutionary levels, including:
The REU Site will emphasize interdisciplinary training with a structured program of multi-level mentoring, introducing undergraduates to team-oriented research built around integration of sensory biology (smell, hearing, vision, etc.), behavior, ecology and evolution. Students will join active lab groups for the summer and conduct cutting edge research over a broad spectrum of topics in sensory ecology. An educational program will develop student research and professional skills and prepare them for graduate school or other careers. Presentation of research results will be emphasized in a mini-symposium, and opportunities for publication may be possible.