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Past REU Programs

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs started at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in 1988. Over the ensuing 33 years, 340 students have participated in the 12 week program with the support 11 grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), along with grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and institutional support from the Institute. The theme of the program from 1988-2010 was Ecology in Context, and since 2011, Translational Ecology. 


Program Participants 

Left to right by row: Victoria Martinez, Barry University; Emma Castiblanco, Haverford College; Carissa Moore, Rider University; Julianna Adler-Colvin, Marist College John Nguyen, Columbia University; Abigail Williams, Salem College, Annabelle McCarthy, Cal State University; Cassandra Roberts, Elizabethtown College; Sara Herrejon Chavez, Portland State University; MyKenna Zettle, University of Pittsburgh; Michael Moubarak, Hamilton College; Elizabeth Jurado, University of Georgia

2020 Cary REU Symposium
2020 Cary REU Student Handbook


Program Participants


Program Participants

cary reu alumni chart
Most recent career status of the 231 alumni among the 340 participants in the past 33 years for whom we have data. Excluded are students still in school (69), not employed (10), or missing (11). Science professions are shaded in green; education in salmon; health professions in blue; and non-science in tan.