The 2015 REUG program has ended. This year, we had seven AAMU students, one Tuskegee University student, one University of Southern California student, and one returning student from last year to follow up on her research. Please check back for our 2015 proceedings and for application information for next year's program!
Here you can view last year's Proceedings to get an idea of what students are doing in China. Enjoy!
We are looking forward to another year in China! Join us and learn about Chinese culture and conducting research in the lab of a foreign country!
What is REUG?
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Graduates (--G) program supports active research participation by all participating students in a variety of environmental and ecological research areas. This program is funded in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). REU projects involve students, in meaningful ways, in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.
REU-China at AAMU and NFU
The program will focus on ecological and environmental scientific research of the quickly urbanizing landscape of Nanjing Province in China. This research will engage students in a broad range of ecological and environmental scientific research with a focus on hypothesis-driven quantification, experimentation and the modeling of human-induced ecological and environmental changes, particularly ecosystem responses to urbanization.
The program is designed to enhance students’ critical thinking and analytical skills, and provide networking opportunities among students, faculty, and scientists in the US and China.
Nanjing Forest University (NFU)
Nanjing Forest University (NFU) is our main partner. This is because of ( 1 ) its strength and history in ecology, environmental, and natural resource research, particularly under urban setting; ( 2 ) existing collaborations and our common interest in further strengthening it in research and education; ( 3 ) the similarities of academic programs, and ( 4 ) past successes of NFU in collaborating with several other international institutions (e.g. in Denmark, Japan, and Canada). (read more)...
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (grant No. 2009-51160-05462 and No. 2013-38821-21250)