National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Radioecology (REU)

Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, SREL offers Research Experiences in Radioecology for undergraduates. This program is the only REU offered in the field of radioecology.

The 10-week summer program gives 10 undergraduate students unprecedented access to SREL laboratories and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site.  Students study the transport, fate, and effects of radioactive elements in the environment and on wildlife—areas crucial to our nation’s ability to address emerging issues of nuclear energy production, national security, and nuclear contaminants.

Students will participate in interactive workshops, seminars on radioecology, and obtain  hands-on experience in the field, and in the lab. They will also have the opportunity to develop oral and written communication skills through oral and poster presentations.

The grant allots a weekly stipend, housing, and a food allowance. 

SREL is committed to recruiting undergraduates with limited research opportunities and the SREL REU recruitment plan centers on accessibility to the program for students from EPSCoR  states. This page will be updated as the REU application process begins.

For additional information regarding SREL undergraduate programs, please contact Dr. J. Vaun McArthur at undergrad@srel.uga.edu

This program is in partnership with the University of South Carolina Upstate and the University of South Carolina Aiken.

*The SREL Summer REU program in Radioecology is a continuation of an undergraduate curriculum in Radioecology that was originally funded by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). UGA-SREL offered the program in collaboration with the University of South Carolina Columbia and the University of South Carolina Aiken.