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AFRI-EWD-REEU - About the Program

  •  REEU Group Picture
     LtoR: Student; Dr. Victoria Volkis, PI; Dr. Andrew Ristvey, Program Mentor; Henriette den Ouden; student; student; student.

    Principal Investigator: 

    Dr. Victoria Volkis, UMES Department of Natural Sciences


    Dr. Andrew Ristvey, Wye Research and Education Center

    Project External Evaluator:

    Sasha Grebenyuk, WOM Communications, LLC

    Program Duration:



    Six undergraduate students on two interdisciplinary teams per year; graduate student mentors will work with each team.

    Program Phases:

    Phase One - Spring: Team Leader Training and Preparation (two UMES students participate)

    Phase Two - Ten-Week Summer Internships: Two UMES team leaders lead active experiential learning interdisciplinary teams of three students from minority serving schools each. ACS Project Seed high school students join the teams. 

    This work is supported by the Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduate Program, [grant no. 2020-69018-30655], from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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