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2005 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program

Central Washington University, the National Science Foundation, and the Center for Northwest History and Socioeconomic Development of Shaanxi Normal University

Program Overview

Central Washington University, the National Science Foundation, and the Center for Northwest History and Socioeconomic Development of Shaanxi Normal University would like to announce the call for applications for the 2005 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program entitled "Society and Environment in China." This unique program insocial science research will be conducted in Ellensburg, WA, and Xi'an, China, in the summer of 2005. Fifteen highly-qualified undergraduates and a team of faculty mentors will undertake collaborative research on how economic development and societal change is impacting China's already precarious environmental position across the Yellow River loess plateau. The program's primary objective is to mentor students through the comp! lete process of designing a research agenda and performing primary research in the social ciences at an international field site. It includes a unique combination of close mentoring, student/faculty teamwork, multidisciplinary research, and international field experience.

Dates

between June 14 and August 8, 2005

Eligibility

Student participation will be encouraged from all fields of the social sciences, including sociology, anthropology, eography, environmental studies, economics, political science, Asia-Pacific studies, history, and land/resource management. Juniors and nongraduating seniors are particularly encouraged to apply. Graduate students are not eligible.
Applicants are limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Fuculty Mentors

Faculty mentors include Richard Mack (economics), Hong Xiao (sociology), Roberta Soltz (biology), James Cook (Asian Studies) of Central Washington University, and Joshua Goldstein (history), Franklin & Marshall College.

Stipiend

Costs of participation (travel, room, board), including the payment of a significant research stipend, will be paid by the program. Student participants are only responsible for their travel to/from Central Washington University.

Deadline

February 2, 2005.

Additional information and application forms

can be found at http://www.cwu.edu/~nsfreu.

James A. Cook
Department of History
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: (509)963-1290
Fax: (509)963-1654

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