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ESVI: Earth Science on Volcanic Islands

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Summer 2021 (1 June – 30 July)

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Participate in cutting-edge geoscience research in Hawai‘i!

The ESVI REU Program at UHM offers 10 motivated undergraduates the opportunity to engage in independent research with scientist mentors at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Participants in this 9-week program receive a stipend of $5,000 plus travel and room/board**. Students also participate in field trips to sites of active volcanism and a short marine expedition on a research vessel.

Our program is open to US citizens, US nationals, or permanent residents of the United States currently enrolled in undergraduate studies leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree. Minorities and students from institutions with limited undergraduate research opportunities are encouraged to apply.

The Flyer PDF

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Research Areas

The themes of this REU take advantage of the unique tropical volcanic island and surrounding marine environments in Hawai‘i, which are found nowhere else in the USA.

Volcano studies at active and inactive Hawaiian volcanoes:
Volcanology • Geochemistry • Petrology

Environmental Science in tropical watersheds and coastal environments:
Geohydrology • Geobiology

Mapping and modeling of Earth processes:
Geophysics • Geodynamics • Structural Geology


Visit our Media page to view a review video about the program, a doumentary about the 2018 cohort, and read about the ESVI in the news.

More Information

General Questions? Please email us at Other contact information is here.

Deadline to Apply

Friday 29 January 2021



Funding for this REU site is provided by the National Science Foundationʻs Division of Earth Sciences located in Alexandria, VA. (EAR-1950941) The NSF contact for this program is Aisha Morris. NSF does not handle REU applications; please contact each REU site directly for application information.

The ESVI REU is dedicated to providing a harassment-free educational experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices.

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