NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates

New NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Basic and Environmental Soil Science
Training (BESST)

For summer 2017.... Seeking rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Take part in a transformative research experience in the science of soils.

Learn from a broad and diverse group of mentors, developing skills in chemistry, physics, microbiology, ecology, geology, and hydrology. Join us for a 10-week individualized summer research experience including a week-long traveling field camp, workshops with leading scientists at the NSF Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory and U.S. EPA National Risk Management Research Lab, and opportunities for post-summer travel to National Professional Scientific Meetings. Participants receive a stipend, apartment-style housing, meal allowance, and travel re-imbursement. No previous experience with soils is necessary.

We value and actively seek diversity in our participants.

Hosted by the Crop and Soil Sciences Department at NC State University, Raleigh, NC.

For questions, contact Josh Heitman (Program Leader) and Owen Duckworth (Co-Leader) at besst.reu@ncsu.edu

See our poster from the 2015 Soil Science Society of America Meeting

Applications for Summer 2017 are open now through February 15, 2017.
Application requires a form, essay, letter of reference, and transcript.
Instructions are provided on the form.
Download Application here

Contact Details

For questions,
contact Josh Heitman (Program Leader)
and Owen Duckworth (Co-Leader)
at besst-nsf-reu@ncsu.edu


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1358938.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Decade of soils