This summer, 10 students will be accepted through the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, funded by the National Science Foundation. Students receiving an REU award may participate in either full-time independent research or independent research/course. The REU awards cover the full cost of the program, including room, board and tuition, pay a $6,000 stipend directly to the student, and provide $400 toward travel costs. REU awards are restricted to students who are not only citizens or permanent residents of the United States, but also have not graduated from college before the dates of the program. Minorities underrepresented in the biological sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.