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  • Multi-day field sampling trip and camping experience in Yellowstone National Park. 
  • Students will gain research experience through research projects designed and supervised by faculty mentors
  • Weekly professional development workshops will help students enhance their research, communication, and professional skills, helping bridge their aspirations to future research careers
  • Social events with EB-REU faculty, graduate students and undergraduates will encourage our participants to try new things and experience life in Montana.
  • A scientific literacy short course will help students build the capacity to understand and analyze information from the primary literature.
  • Participants will practice communicating their scientific knowledge by presenting a poster at a local summer science and technology meeting, giving a presentation at an end of program research symposiumPanel discussion on preparing and applying to graduate school.
  • With the COVID-19 pandemic, at this time we are planning to offer on-campus housing and hoping to maintain an in-person program for summer 2022. Final decisions will be made closer to the start of the program, in accordance with campus and county guidelines. 

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