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REU Biomath

Student Activities

Student program-related activities include:

  • BioMath research project mentored by Biology and Mathematics faculty
  • Daily meetings with research teams
  • Open door policy by mentors for all REU students
  • A weekly meeting/seminar with entire REU group
  • Mentoring to prepare for graduate school and/or jobs in industry
  • Training in scientific communication (written and spoken) and scientific ethics
  • Final Research Symposium – REU participants describe the results of their summer research in oral and poster presentations.

Student activities outside the lab may include (depending upon student interest and availability):

  • Field trips to Florida’s diverse aquatic ecosystems, including local beaches and estuaries, state parks.
  • Airboat rides on the St. John’s river. Get up close and personal with a real Florida Gator.
  • Kayaking tour of the Indian River Lagoon
  • Visit to the Brevard Zoo
  • Deep sea fishing from Cape Canaveral
  • Surfing lessons
  • A trip to Kennedy Space Center