NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
PMEL's Undergraduate Students (Hollings and NSF-REU) during the 2016 summer.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of summer research opportunities for undergraduate students through its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The students are hosted at various universities across the U.S. where they work closely with faculty mentors and researchers on individual research projects. Learn more about the NSF-REU program on the National Science Foundation website.
PMEL participates in the program through Oregon State University and the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Oregon State University offer students research projects that will advance their knowledge and understanding of marine, coastal and estuarine environments. During the 10-week summer program, students will participate in group field trips, seminars and science colloquia. REUs receive a weekly stipend, housing on-site and travel. Projects for interns to undertake in the Acoustic Program cover a diverse range of biological, natural and anthropogenic acoustic themes. Learn more about PMEL's mentors Bob Dziak and Joe Hazel.
Meet PMEL's 2016 NSF-REU Student!
Gabriella (Gabby) Kalbach
Gabby is a rising junior at California State University, Monterey Bay studying Marine Science with an interest in ocean engineering. This summer, she is working with Dr. Joe Haxel at PMEL in Newport, Oregon on an acoustic study performed by a glider that was flown down the continental shelf of the Pacific Northwest from southern Washington to southern Oregon. She will be annotating and analyzing the data to examine anthropogenic impacts on ambient noise levels, as well as identifying system noise and marine mammal vocalizations.