Program Details

What costs are covered?

Roundtrip travel expenses to Groton/Mystic Connecticut (up to $500/student; $2500 for those students coming from Alaska/Hawaii).  Housing for the 10 weeks and $100/week for meals.  Van transportation daily to the research site at UConn Avery Point and to the REU site at Mystic Aquarium.  A stipend of $550/week for the 10 weeks of the program.

When and for how long does the Mystic Aquarium REU take place? Where will I stay and where will I eat?

The Mystic Aquarium REU takes place June 5 – August 10  for a 10 week period.

All REU students will be housed together at the nearby dormitory at Mitchell College in New London. See “Local Attractions” for more to do in this area.

Meal plan options are available at the College. There are also a number of local restaurants and eating establishments nearby.

Do I need a car?

A car is useful for exploring the area on the weekends and the evenings. Transportation will be provided for all REU related events. The UConn van service will provide daily roundtrip transportation from Mitchell College to UConn Avery Point where the research activities will take place. Van transportation will also be provided for weekly professional development activities, seminars, shadows, etc. to and from the Mystic Aquarium. Mitchell College is approximately 9 miles from UConn Avery Point. Avery Point is approximately 9 miles from Mystic Aquarium. Public transportation is available to popular local attractions.