Educational Outreach


Connecting to aspiring environmental scientists during their undergraduate years is critical to growing their interests into a full-fledged environmental research career.

Each summer, the Maryland Sea Grant Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program offers students the opportunity to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay — the program is especially designed for students majoring in such fields as biology, chemistry, ecology, environmental science, engineering, physics, marine science, and mathematics.

During this 12-week REU program each student works with a mentor on an individual research project at Chesapeake Biological Laboratory or Horn Point Laboratory. The Maryland Sea Grant Program, with support from the National Science Foundation provides each fellow with a stipend, dormitory costs, and round-trip travel expenses.

Research experiences for undergraduates