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AFRI-EWD-REEU - About the Program

  • Program Description:

    • 10-week experiential learning opportunity to be held from June 1 to August 8, 2021; 40 hours per week.
    • An on-campus residential program pending the status of the pandemic.
    • $3,000 stipend ($4,000 if the program is fully remote) and room and board.
    • Active experiential learning of interdisciplinary topics while working in two interdisciplinary teams.
    • Workshops in biostatistics, instrumental analysis, horticulture, plant physiology, soil analysis, use of the weather station and harvest sampling.
    • CV writing and graduate school preparation.
    • Group meetings, report writing, preparation of posters, presentation to scientists and to farmers, tours to local farms, and more!

    Principal Investigator: 
    Dr. Victoria Volkis, UMES Department of Natural Sciences                                      

    Dr. Andrew Ristvey, Wye Research and Education Center
    Ms. Henriette den Ouden, Specialty Herbs Consultant, UMES Extension Small Farm Program

    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.  

    Summer REEU 2020 - Mills Run Farm

    USDA LogoThis 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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