Environmental Engineering Solutions for Pollution Prevention (EESPP-REU)

February 22, 2019




Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU):

Environmental Engineering Solutions for Pollution Prevention (EESPP-REU)


Program Dates: May 29 to August 9, 2019 (10 weeks plus 3-day orientation)


Application Deadline: March 15, 2019, with rolling application review


Applications are being accepted for the summer 2019 Environmental Engineering Solutions for Pollution Prevention REU at the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). The EESPP-REU, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, provides undergraduates an opportunity to conduct faculty-mentored, laboratory, field, or modeling research on pollution prevention projects. This will be the 10th annual summer REU offering at UB.

EESPP-REU students receive one-on-one mentoring in the conduct of environmental research, focused training in environmental and professional ethics, GRE training, and exposure to a variety of research methods. The program includes weekly group meetings to share research progress, and culminates with a symposium where students present research findings in oral and poster formats. Additional funding is available for REU participants to attend national conferences to present their research results. To network with faculty and peers, students attend fieldtrips throughout western New York, Niagara Falls, and the lower Great Lakes region.

REU participants receive a $5,250 stipend and free on-campus housing in a LEED-certified student complex. Participation is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and students must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college program through Fall 2019 (graduating seniors are ineligible). Eligible students interested in environmental/civil/chemical engineering, environmental science, biology, chemistry, geology, or geography are encouraged to submit an online application. Application instructions, faculty mentors and projects, and more information can be found   at Students from underrepresented groups or attending institutions lacking research facilities or opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

The State University of New York at Buffalo is a research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 29,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs.

For more information, please contact: Professor John D. Atkinson

EESPP-REU Program Director Email: Phone: 1.716.645.4001


Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

212 Ketter Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-4300

716.645.2114 (F) 716.645.3733

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