The application period for the 2017 program is closed. 

Project Areas:
Plant-pollinator networks in a changing forest landscape
Sediment movement across river networks following disturbances

Orientation will take place during the week of June 12th and final presentations will take place August 17th. Please contact the EISI Program Manager if you have any questions.

Eligible Student Participants: Participants must be continuing undergraduate students who have completed their sophomore year before the start of the program, and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. A current undergraduate student is a student enrolled both before and after the upcoming summer in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate degree. Students who have received associate degrees and are transferring from one institution to another but are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer are eligible to participate. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree the spring prior to the program ARE NOT elegible regardless of enrollment in graduate school for this coming fall.

To apply, students must have submitted by February 8, 2017:

  • CISE REU Common Application
  • Supporting documents via webform
    • A letter of interest describing their
      • Undergraduate experience
      • Interest in the Eco-Informatics REU program
      • Preference for the projects
      • How they will contribute to and benefit from their preferred project
      • Experience working or recreating outdoors
    • A copy of college transcripts
    • A resume that includes names, email addresses, and phone contact information of three references
  • One letter of recommendation directly e-mailed to the EISI Program Manager by one reference. We will only review 1 letter of recommendation as part of your application.

Review Criteria: Consistent with OSU’s policy, we will review student applications based on a broad selection of indicators for potential rather than reliance on only GPA or GRE scores. These indicators include (a) internship and/or volunteering experience with a federal, state, or local agency, charity, or other group, (b) experience or clear interest in mathematics and/or computer science and/or engineering, (c) ability to write clearly, (d) demonstrated initiative for independent work, as in independent study, special projects, etc., (e) experience or clear interest in working in outdoor settings, and (f) strong recommendations from faculty and/or the public and/or private sector.

We expect all decisions regarding participants to be made by March 15, 2017.

If you have any comments or questions, contact the EISI Program Manager.