This summer approximately 10 students will be accepted with REU Awards. Students receiving an REU award may participate in either full-time independent research or independent research/course as described above. Students accepted through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program receive a stipend free room board and travel. REU awards are restricted to students who are not only citizens or permanent residents of the United States but also have not graduated from college before the dates of the program. Minorities underrepresented in the biological sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.