APPLICATION PACKAGE FOR REU SITE: BEE-SA 
JUNE 7 - AUGUST 2, 2008

We are now recruiting students for the 2008 BEE-SA REU.  Please note that final approval for support for our 2008 program by the National Science Foundation is pending.

Prerequisites:

  • Junior or sophomore standing
  • One year of biology
  • One year of chemistry
  • U.S. citizenship

Undergraduate student participants supported with NSF funds in either Supplements or Sites must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An undergraduate student is a student who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree.

A completed application for the BEE-SA 2008 REU includes this application form, a signed Statement of Responsibility and Assumption of Risk, an official transcript of undergraduate courses and grades, a resume and two letters of recommendation. At least one of the letters of recommendation should be from a faculty member in the applicant's academic discipline. 

Below, we have prepared an online application form that may be emailed in, should the applicant prefer.  Applicants also have the option to email scanned copies of the third page of the Statement of Responsibility and Assumption of Risk, transcript and the letter of recommendation.

Please mail, fax, or email the application package by March 14, 2008  to:

Kim Davis
Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment
University of Tennessee
Suite 311 Conference Center Building
Knoxville, TN  37996-4134

Fax: 865 974-1838
Email: kdavis17@utk.edu

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM:

Today's date

 Personal Information

First Name
Middle Name/Initial
Last Name 
 

School Address:

Street
City
State
Zip Code
Phone (xxx-xxx-xxxx)
Local address and phone valid until (dd/mm/yyyy)
Email
 

Permanent Address:

Street
City
State
Zip Code
Permanent Phone (xxx-xxx-xxxx)
 

Social Security

 

(xxx-xx-xxxx)

U.S. Citizenship?
Gender
Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy)
Tennessee Resident?
 

Education

Current Institution
Major
Minor
GPA
Anticipated Graduation (dd/mm/yyyy)
Status
 

Name and department of faculty member who is providing your reference:

Name
Department
Ethnic Origin

Please note: The purpose of this program is to target underrepresented minorities, which are strongly encouraged to apply.  This information is not required, but when provided it allows the University of Tennessee (UT)  to respond to the record keeping provisions of various laws and helps fulfills assessment criteria for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

UT is subject to federal regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.  The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits.  Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered when appropriate.

 

Affirmative responses to the following two questions will not necessarily prejudice your application:

        
Have you ever been suspended or expelled from a college or university or been subject to disciplinary action for any reason?
If yes, please explain here.
 

Do you have any chronic medical condition or allergy (ies), emotional problems which require psychiatric aid or long-term counseling, or any learning problems?

If yes, please explain here.

 

Essay

Please provide a one-page essay (approximately 500 words) on why you would like to participate in this REU BEE-SA program and how this experience will contribute to meeting your overall academic plans and life goals.