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    Zip Code

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    Academic Information




    Year of Study in Fall 2023

    Please provide contact information for two faculty members you have asked to provide letters of recommendation.

    Faculty Recommendation #1

    Faculty Recommendation #2

    Research Preferences
    General research areas available for 2024 are listed below. Please indicate the topics you are interested in researching by selecting your top three areas of interest. You do not have to rank all of the topics. You will have an opportunity to provide a more detailed response in your Statement of Interest. To review a short description of each research area visit the REU program page.

    First Choice

    Second Choice

    Third Choice


    NOTE: LUMCON and the National Science Foundation (NSF) is committed to offering research opportunities for all students. By providing answers to the questions below you help LUMCON and NSF identify the demographics of the students that apply to REU programs. This information is helpful in the design, implementation, recruitment, and funding of future NSF funded programs at LUMCON. You are NOT REQUIRED to provide answers.

    Gender (select One)
    MaleFemaleI describe my gender differently

    Citizenship Status (select one)
    U.S. CitizenU.S. Permanent ResidentOther non-U.S. Citizen
    NOTE: If neither of these apply, you are not eligible to apply. Please see REU FAQ page for specific requirements.

    Ethnicity (select one)
    I prefer not to answerHispanic or Latino – A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.Not Hispanic or Latino

    Race (select all that apply)
    I prefer not to answerAmerican Indian or Alaskan Native – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North, South, or Central America, and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.Asian – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.Black or African American – A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander– A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands.White – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, Middle East, or North Africa.Other

    Disability Status (select all that apply)
    I prefer not to answerHearing ImpairmentVisual ImpairmentMobility/Orthopedic ImpairmentOther (please explain in your Statement of Interest)None

    Family Education History
    Are you a first generation college student (neither parent received a four-year college degree)? YesNo

    How did you learn about the LUMCON REU Program? (check all that apply)
    LUMCON websiteCollege faculty or department/Job BoardECOLOG-LOther ListservNSF websiteFacebook or other social mediaFlyer

    Did you apply to any other REU programs this year?

    Files must be in one of the following formats (.pdf, .doc, or .docx).

    1. One page statement of interest.

    2. Resume or curriculum vitae

    3. Current college transcript (unofficial or official copies are accepted)

    4. Two letters of reference: Make sure you download the cover page from the Application Process Page. Have these emailed from faculty directly to

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