Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research ≠ National Science Foundation Summer Research Opportunities Are you a freshman, sophomore or junior interested in summer 2013 research opportunities in life or physical sciences, engineering, or social sciences??? Learn about the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program!!! The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of paid summer research opportunities for undergraduate students through its ≥Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)≤ program. The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing NSF-funded research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Summer research opportunities are available in these fields: Astronomical Sciences Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Biological Sciences Chemistry Computer and Information Science and Engineering Cyberinfrastructure Department of Defense (DoD) Earth Sciences Education and Human Resources Engineering Ethics and Values Studies International Science and Engineering Materials Research Mathematical Sciences Ocean Sciences Physics Polar Programs Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Please note:Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. There are hundreds of NSF REU program sites across the nation and beyond. An REU program sit consists of a groups of around 10 undergraduates who join NSF-funded research projects at universities and other research facilities, gaining valuable research experience. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. You can view available NSF REU program sites by searching in the NSF REU Database <http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm>. Students must contact the individual REU project sites for information and application materials. Although application requirements vary widely by project, many include a minimum GPA requirement and previous research experience can be helpful. The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is holding numerous 20 minute information sessions for students interested in learning about and applying for NSF REU Summer research placements ≠ ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD IN 2403 MARIE MOUNT HALL. Wednesday, December 5 at 12:30 pm ≠ 2403 Marie Mount Hall Wednesday, December 5 at 4:00 pm ≠ 2403 Marie Mount Hall Thursday, December 6 at 12:30 pm ≠ 2403 Marie Mount Hall Friday, December 7 at 4 pm ≠ 2403 Marie Mount Hall PLEASE LET US KNOW BY EMAIL TO [log in to unmask] WHICH SESSION YOU PLAN TO ATTEND ≠ SPACE IS LIMITED!!! If you are interested in learning more but cannot attend these sessions, please send a note to the same email address.