Opportunity for Puerto Rican undergraduates at University of Notre Dame

11/14/ 2016

University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center has two field ecology programs, UNDERC-East and UNDERC-West. Both provide unique research and class opportunities for undergraduates. For UNDERC-East, students live and work at our field station in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which contains a wide variety of aquatic habitats, as well as boreal and temperate forest. UNDERC-West is located on the Flathead Reservation of the Confederated Salish-Kootenai tribe in Montana, and students conduct research on the National Bison Range.

Both programs combine week-long modules about topics in field ecology and environmental science, and each student completes their own research project with a faculty or graduate student mentor. In addition, UNDERC covers all transportation and housing costs. Students arrive at the Notre Dame campus and we then drive up north (or west) as a group. UNDERC will cover all transportation costs to and from Puerto Rico for students accepted into the course. Each student receives 3 credits from Notre Dame plus a summer stipend ($3500 for East, $4000 for West). Although applications are due today, we are extending the deadline for a week. Applications are now due by 18 November.

More information can be found on the attached flyer, or on the website (