REU Students


Applications for the Summer 2018 program are open on 1 December 2017 and close on 1 March, 2018.  We anticipate making offers to applicants in mid-March.

In this program students will design their own research projects on natural resource management in close collaboration with faculty mentors from the HSU departments of Wildlife, Fisheries, Environmental Science, Chemistry, and Forestry, in some cases also with collaborators from the Wiyot, Yurok, Hoopa, and Karuk Tribes. Students’ projects will be tribally-related by having one or more of the following attributes: conducted on tribal lands and in collaboration with a tribal partner, focused on a culturally relevant species, intended to have substantial application for tribal resource management, and/or incorporating Traditional Ecology Knowledge (TEK).  

The strongest applicants will show a sincere interest in this program’s emphases, will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in a field of biological or natural resource science, and will demonstrate willingness to work to design, conduct, analyze, and present their research projects. 

Working with their mentors, selected student interns will be expected to do the following during the program: (a) work full time (40 hrs/week) for 10 weeks (from 4 June to 10 August 2018), (b) participate in all program workshops and related educational opportunities, (c) deliver periodic oral presentations of their research proposals, progress reports, and final findings, and (d) prepare a written report or poster of their research project.  In addition, selected student interns will also be expected to present their research at a regional or naional conference later in the year (travel paid for by the program). 

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This 1-2 page letter should explain why you are interested in this program and why you believe you are a strong candidate for it. Please clarify your academic and career goals in science and natural resource management, and how you think you would benefit from this program personally and/or professionally.
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Please include your email and phone contact for 3 references. This should list your academic background (i.e., high school graduation date, expected degree and graduation date for college/university, current major, and earned grades in important courses you have completed), indicate your work experience, describe any other accomplishments (academic, research, sports, music, community service, internships, awards, etc.), and provide names and contact (email and phone) of 3 references who can speak to your qualifications and promise for this program. At least one reference must be an instructor or professor.
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Program Staff

Program Director


Program Coordinator


Available Mentors

All of our mentors are Faculty who teach on Campus


Lynika Butler, a linguist for the Wiyot Tribe, provided the program name: rroulou'sik - Wiyot for "rising up."
Brittany Britton created the rroulou'sik logo.  Brittany is a member of the Hupa tribe and an accomplished artist.