Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students are involved with many aspects of the Andrews Forest research program, including opportunities in field work, laboratories, data use, and training programs. Photo by Lina DiGregorio.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate student researchers and workers are an integral part of the education and research program at the Andrews Forest. Watch for listings in News and Events for advertisements of summer field positions. February through April is the best time to find these advertisements. Laboratory positions may open up year round. Look over the Andrews LTER PI list in our personnel directory and contact a professor whose area of work most closely matches your interests.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Each year the Andrews Forest Long-Term Ecological (LTER) Program supports undergraduate students through the NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program. The REU program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in one of the current areas of study by Andrews Forest LTER scientists and graduate students. Undergraduates in the REU program carry out independent summer research projects with the help of mentor scientists. REU positions are posted in News and Events, typically in the early spring.

Ecoinformatics Summer Institute (EISI)

The Ecoinformatics Summer Institute (EISI) is an NSF-funded REU program intended for undergraduates who are considering graduate study or a professional career in environmental science, computer science, or mathematics. The program is a 10-week field program based at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest and the OSU campus in Corvallis, Oregon. The EISI program provides opportunities for team-based, interdisciplinary research linking ecology, engineering, mathematics and computer science.

Senior Project or Honors Thesis

Students considering a senior project or honors thesis are encouraged to consider connecting with a researcher mentor in Andrews Forest community. The Andrews Forest research program and data offer wide and varied opportunities for thesis projects. Please look over the Andrews LTER PI list personnel directory and contact a professor in your department that is associated with the program. If there is no such person then contact the person closest to your interests. We can help you design a project, find matching funds, and submit applications to OSU programs.