Summer REU in Urban Ecology and the Environment
The Brooklyn Urban Ecology and Environment Program (BUEE) is a NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates hosted at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. BUEE supports the training of ten students per year as part of an integrative summer research program aimed at developing underrepresented undergraduate students into mature and thoughtful environmental scientists. Authentic research experiences on human-coupled natural systems are complemented by a rigorous educational program aimed at developing practical experience in research integrity, scientific communication and quantitative literacy. BUEE will leverage the unique academic and research resources at Brooklyn College/CUNY, including a state-of-the-art Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center and the recently-established Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, focused on urban sustainability and resilience.
To provide mentored research and training for a diverse group of students and preparation for graduate programs in urban ecology and the environment;
To increase student understanding of complex issues in urban environments through authentic research activities;
To generate actionable data that will be made publically available and used in the preparation of peer-reviewed publications;
To actively involve students in promoting environmental awareness at Brooklyn College and across the broader NYC community through outreach activities with community partners.