Overview of Agriculture in Changing Climate REEU
Overview of Agriculture In Changing Climate REEU program for Summer 2024

Gain Research and Extension Experience in Plant and Soil Sciences

This 10-week USDA-funded summer program provides you the opportunity to contribute to scientific discovery (do research) and produce effective communication for agricultural end users (extension). Mentored research projects tackle significant questions in plant biology and soil science using techniques that range from molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology to organismal and population approaches.

Key Dates

  • Applications due: February 29, 2024
  • Program begins: May 28, 2024 (late start is available for students on quarters)
  • Summer Symposium and last day: August 2, 2024

Financial Support

  • $4,400 stipend (for full 10 week participation)
  • PLUS: On campus housing (or a stipend up to $1,800 for off campus housing)

Program Features and Activities

  1. Previous experience is not required and labs will tailor opportunities to your interests and experiences. We include undergraduate students at all grade levels from diverse institutions and with varied personal and scientific backgrounds.
  2. Program leaders will talk with you to help you identify your specific interests and optimize our lab placements. Eight faculty from the Institute of Biological Chemistry and the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences mentor trainees: Laura Bartley, Phil Bates, Kim Campbell, Mark Lange, Karen Sanguinet, Andrei Smertenko, Camille Steber, and Tarah Sullivan.
  3. You will take field trips to regional farms for experimentation and farmer interactions. This extension work is mentored by WSU extension experts and involves the development of team-based outreach presentations, which will improve your science communication and organizational skills.
  4. You will get to meet summer researchers from a wide variety of WSU summer programs during weekly professional development presentations and hone your scientific skills with a poster at the summer research symposium.

Apply Today!

Link to Application

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Funded By:

Improving Crop Resiliency: Agriculture in Changing Climate. Award #2021-68018-34617

Collaborating Institutions:

  • Central Washington University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Lewis and Clark State College
  • Western Washington University
  • Whitman College
  • Whitworth College