Research opportunities for students offered at Savannah River Ecology Lab


Research opportunities for students offered at Savannah River Ecology Lab


Derrek Asberry
Aiken Standard
Dec 19 2015 10:59 p.m.

The Savannah River Ecology Lab is offering research opportunities for college students.

The lab, or SREL, which is a research unit of the University of Georgia, is prepping for its 2016 Research Experience for Undergraduates in Radioecology program.

The opportunity is a 10-week summer program that is funded by the National Science Foundation. The program offers undergrads an opportunity to conduct research at the Savannah River Site studying the fate, transport and effects of radionuclides in the environment.

The program will run from May 22 to July 29. It will include housing at USC Aiken, a $525 weekly stipend, food allowance and travel reimbursement. Program participants will be required to comply with federal government security and safety requirements for access to SRS.

Students will be able to design and execute their own experiment, from hypothesis to analysis, under the guidance of faculty and professional research staff from SREL and the University of South Carolina Upstate, according to the lab.

At the end of the 10-week experience, each student will present their work at a symposium.

The program is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are actively enrolled as an undergraduate at the time of the program and are pursuing study in the sciences.

Applicants must submit curriculum vitae, a copy of their transcript and two faculty recommendations. The application deadline is Jan. 31.

Students who have limited research opportunities at their home institution are encouraged to apply.

Derrek Asberry is the SRS beat reporter for the Aiken Standard and has been with the paper since June 2013. He is originally from Vidalia, Ga., and a graduate of Georgia Southern University. Follow him on Twitter @DerrekAsberry.