UGRIP UnderGraduate Research Immersion Program
The Ohio Center for Ecology and
Evolutionary Studies resides in
College of Arts and Sciences.
The mission of the center is to advance the knowledge of ecology and evolutionary biology (EEB)
through an interdisciplinary learning and research community,
integrating cutting-edge science and technology with undergraduate and
The Center's core philosophy is that the frontiers of EEB advance by
integrating diverse conceptual and methodological approaches from
different academic disciplines and separate units within the
University. This interdisciplinary approach stimulates new areas of
research and collaboration and increases interchange among diverse
faculty and students. Accordingly, the best preparation we can provide
our students is formal engagement in research in modern integrative
OCEES Programs: We offer graduate and undergraduate programs
to support and increase research experience for graduate students and
Graduate Research Fellows.
The goal of the OCEES fellowship program is to increase
research support for graduate students in ecology and evolutionary
biology at Ohio University. The program provides relief from teaching
for highly competitive graduate students who are enrolled in masters or
doctoral programs with OCEES member faculty in our participating departments.
The application materials are sent to the OCEES Faculty each
January. The fellowship serves to
facilitate the studentís research productivity by enabling them to
devote full time to complete field or laboratory research or work on
writing theses/dissertations and/or publications.
UGRIP- the UnderGraduate
Research Immersion Program (UGRIP) is an initiative
to increase undergraduate involvement in research.
The extensive learning community of OCEES
faculty, post-docs, and graduate students are used to increase the
formal engagement of undergraduates in inquiry-based learning and
research. UGRIP is open on a competitive basis to EEB majors in the
participating departments beginning in their freshman year.
UGRIP engages students in formal research courses and interactions with
visiting scientists each year
and many students choose to pursue undertake additional directed
research experiences or formally enter Senior Honors Thesis Programs
offered in our departments.
OCEES Science Seminars.
This initiative will provide a new campus wide science seminar series.
Talks will be given by on campus researchers and OCEES will bring in leading researchers as keynote speakers in the series and to
interact with OCEES community and our graduate and UGRIP students.
The Center's current director is Professor Stephen Reilly, Department of
For more information: call 740 593-0424 or contact
email@example.com or The Ohio Center for
Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Sciences, 107 Irvine
Hall, Athens, Ohio 45701.
million year old invasive species