Geography’s REU at River Ridge Ranch enters 2nd year!
CSULB’s Geography Department received a $344,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to run a three-year Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in California’s scenic western Sierra Nevada foothills. The program is hosted by River Ridge Ranch and Institute in Springville, California, begain in May 2022 and runs through 2024. Eight undergraduate students from around the U.S. will be accepted into the eight-week program each year. According to award recipient and Principal Investigator Dr. Paul Laris, “this project brings together eight undergraduate students with faculty for an eight-week intensive research and learning experience to study the science and technology of environmental conservation.” Laris added “the objective of the program is to train the next generation of land managers and restoration scientists in conservation science and technology.” Information about the grant and application procedures can be found at https://cla.csulb.edu/departments/geography/nsf-reu/. For a local take on the program, please see the February 16, 2022 article that was posted in the Porterville Recorder.