Research opportunities

Get paid to do summer research in Costa Rica

Sarah Bengston, assistant professor of environmental science in the Department of Natural Sciences, is the home mentor for the LSAMP Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program organized by the Organization for Tropical Studies.

Please read the following message from Professor Bengston about a wonderful research opportunity for Baruch College science students:

The LSAMP Research Experience for Undergraduates program is an eight week research program in Costa Rica where students work directly with a research mentor at a fully equipped research station to develop and conduct independent research. Also included are tours of areas of interest in Costa Rica, including organic coffee farms and lands belonging to the indigenous peoples. The purpose of this program is to encourage retention of folks who identify as underrepresented minorities in STEM. This program is fully funded including transportation, research supplies, airfare, station fees, food and housing, etc. Accepted applicants additionally receive a $550 weekly stipend that they can keep or send home to their families. They can also receive travel money to present their research at a conference. Students should be interested in grad school and must not be graduating this spring (but as early as next winter is fine!)

If you are interested, please contact Professor Bengston.