NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Basic and Environmental Soil Science Training (BESST)

Seeking rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Take part in a transformative research experience in the science of soils.

Read about student experiences in our program in the CSA News.

Learn from a broad and diverse group of mentors, developing skills in chemistry, physics, microbiology, ecology, geology, and hydrology. Join us for a 10-week individualized summer research experience including a week-long traveling field camp, workshops with leading scientists at the NSF Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory U.S. EPA National Risk Management Research Lab, and RTI International, and opportunities for post-summer travel to National Professional Scientific Meetings. Participants receive a stipend, apartment-style housing, meal allowance, and travel re-imbursement. No previous experience with soils is necessary.

We value and actively seek diversity in our participants.

Hosted by the Crop and Soil Sciences Department at NC State University, Raleigh, NC.

For questions, contact Josh Heitman (Program Leader) and Owen Duckworth (Co-Leader) at besst-nsf-reu@ncsu.edu

Please go to the Apply tab for information about applying for the program. Applications are due February 14, 2023.