This year students worked in field sites including the Bering Sea, Petersburg, Sitka, Yakutat, and Juneau.
The Summer 2012 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program went well. Twelve undergraduates from across the country including three from UAS are pursued diverse research projects under the direction of mentors who volunteered their time. Biology faculty Sherry Tamone and Carolyn Bergstrom organized the program. This year students worked in field sites including the Bering Sea, Petersburg, Sitka, Yakutat, and Juneau. Projects included marine mammalogy, salmon ecology, kelp reproduction, crustacean physiology, toxicology, bat ecology, otter predation and glacial hydrology. On August 10, 2012 the students presented their research findings during the REU Student Symposium. Many of the projects will also be presented at National meetings during the 2012/2013 year. The REU program is funded in part by the National Science Foundation.