This NSF funded program offers undergraduate students a unique cross cultural field experience focusing on intensive interdisciplinary methodology, ethics training and mentorship.
- Students will gain practical experience while conducting community-based health research that brings together the social sciences with civil and environmental engineering (CEE).
- The program is a nine week course and consists of five weeks of interdisciplinary training on research ethics and methods (3 on line, pre-departure), and four weeks of intensive community based research
- Students' cultural experience will be enriched by staying with local host family's during the program.
- The program is open to upper-level undergraduates in fields such as anthropology, civil and environmental engineering, and public health.
- Spanish proficiency is required.
- Students can opt to enroll in up to six credits in Anthropology and/or Civil and Environmental Engineering (tuition not covered by the grant)
- The NSF REU grant covers most program costs (except health insurance, tuition cost, and travel to Tampa -if necessary-) and provides a $500 a week stipend
- This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1156735
- Program flyer
Space is limited. Deadline to apply is Feb 24, 2014