Research Experience for Undergraduates

Applications for 2024 will be available in December.

Water Quality in the Yucatan Peninsula

Join us in the summer of 2024 while we investigate groundwater resources in the Yucatan Peninsula! This National Science Foundation-funded research program is open to undergraduates with an interest in water science. Eight students will take part in faculty-mentored research projects in and around Cancun, Mexico.

The eight-week program will be divided into three parts. Part one will be completed at the NIU campus in DeKalb, IL, where you will learn research skills, develop research plans, and study water resources and the Yucatan Peninsula. During this time you will be provided with accommodation on campus.

The second part of the program will take place in the Yucatan. You will collaborate with faculty mentors and Mexican scientists and other students while staying in local housing. During this time you will have the opportunity to visit sites of historical and cultural significance in the Yucatan.

You will return to NIU at the end of the program to analyze data and present your findings.

Students at community colleges and other institutions with limited research options are especially encouraged to apply.

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Melissa Lenczewski

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