Posted: January 11, 2022

Applications are now open for Virginia Tech's summer 2022 VT-REEL program, a USDA NIFA funded Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates (REEU)!

VT's summer 2022 REEU program is a unique opportunity for students to gain invaluable experience conducting hands-on basic and applied plant science research. Each student is paired with two faculty mentors - one on-campus, and one at an AREC (Agricultural Research and Extension Centers) - who collaborate to design a translational project that incorporates both bench-top and field aspects. Students also strengthen their soft skills through a variety of professional development activities, engage with agricultural stakeholders at extension fields days, and present their research to faculty and peers at an annual poster symposium.

The VT-REEL Website (with programmatic info and the application):

Application deadline: February 4, 2022

Program Dates: May 23 – July 29, 2022

Each student receives:

  • $4,500 stipend
  • free group housing
  • on-campus meal plan