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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, 2015