Dr. Georgianne Moore (ESSM) and Dr. Kelly Brumbelow (CVEN) are excited to announce the 2018 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates students (REU) program in Costa Rica (http://costaricareu.tamu.edu/) at the Texas A&M Soltis Center of Education and Research (http://soltiscentercostarica.tamu.edu/). The goal of this REU is to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to develop essential skills in designing, executing and disseminating original research that quantifies the hydrologic and biogeochemical fluxes in the watershed of a tropical montane cloud forest. Students will have an opportunity to work on field and laboratory research under the guidance of faculty mentors at the Soltis Center near San Isidro in central Costa Rica. Previous successful REUs (2011-2013) resulted in several students enrolling in grad school and publishing work from their respective REU period, in addition to gaining a rich cultural immersion and unique opportunity to conduct research in a tropical montane forest.