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CREST Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Undergraduate Research Fellowship is a chance for students to get firsthand research experience working with faculty and graduate students on topics related to the CREST CAChE program. Accepted students are paid to work in CREST laboratories where they will gain valuable skills and experience that can be listed on their resume. Students will work 10-20 hours per week, depending on project and their schedule. Undergrad Research Fellows are able to apply during both Fall and Spring semesters.

Fall 2019 applications are due July 31st 2019.

Spring 2020 applications are due October 31st 2019. 

Apply here!

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Join the Team

Hone your skills and be a part of CREST CAChE. We are currently recruiting for multiple graduate student fellows to join CREST. Check out the mentors in our Research & Training section. Choose your mentor and let us know your interest. Students must be a US citizen or permanent resident to receive a CREST fellowship.

Summer 2018 Research Fellowship

Congratulations to our second group of Summer Research Fellows, who did an amazing job presenting their research at this year's Student Research Symposium! In addition to Everglades marshes, esuaries and mangroves, this year also included kayaking in Biscayne Bay and snorkeling over coral reefs and the Aquarius Reef Base off of Islamorada, FL. This year's cohort saw even more divcersity of research and collaborations, and we are very proud of our 2018 Fellows and grateful to everyone involved!

See what they did!

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Summer 2017 Research Fellowship

Our first cohort of Summer Research Fellows had an amazing summer of accomplishments! Ten weeks saw soil core sampling in the mangroves of Puerto Rico, air boat rides through the Everglades, educational boat trawls in the estuaries of Ten Thousand Islands, panels of experts with advice on future degrees/careers in STEM fields, research-based games with elementary students, and much more!

See what CAChE Fellows did in Summer 2017

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CAChE Discovery courses

Students on Everglades air boat field trip

We are excited to announce two free* 1-credit courses at FIU, offered in Spring and Fall for accepted students:

  • CAChE Discovery 1: Research in Aquatic Ecosystems (BSC-2917) introduces undergraduates to the science of South Florida’s environments, and gives students some research experience through field trips and sample collection, as well as data analysis,
  • CAChE Discovery 2: Professional Pathways in Aquatic and Environmental Science (BSC-3930) helps students discover the range of careers available to them in science fields, and prepares them to build a strong CV/resume and apply for fellowships and other opportunities after graduation.

*Free at the in-state tuition rate.