REU in Cancun

8 November 2021

Northern Illinois University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the Yucatan Center for Scientific Research are offering a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) for the Summer of 2022.  Participants will work with faculty mentors and other student students on research related to water resources in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

The program is eight weeks (June 20-August 12) with the first and last two weeks at NIU.  The other four weeks will be spent researching in and around Cancun, Mexico.  Participants will be provided room and board, as well as $600/week stipend for the duration of the program.  Applicants should be current freshman, sophomores, or juniors.  Seniors can apply but they must be graduating on or after December 2022.  The deadline for applications is Feb 15, 2022, with letters of recommendation due by March 1, 2022.

For more information about this exciting opportunity for your students, including project description and application requirements, can be found at  Feel free to contact Dr. Melissa Lenczewski with any questions at or