Participants will spend 10 weeks with UConn faculty and graduate students, participating in graduate level research projects on physiological systems in animals ranging from invertebrates and marine fish to birds and mammals. REU students will be part of a campus multidisciplinary REU community consisting of several programs in the physical sciences and engineering as well as physiology and neurobiology. The research program will be accompanied by seminars and a social program. Each student prepares a scientific poster of their research for presentation at an on campus REU symposium. The program lasts for 10 weeks, from the end of May through early August. Students must be available for the entire 10 week period.


Some of the anticipated events provided to students during the REU Program include:



  • IACUC and EHS training
  • Ethics in research
  • Mentor and mentee lunch workshop
  • Writing for science
  • Graduate school introduction
  • Diversity in science
  • How to present your research


Lab tours

End of program symposium

and many fun social events!