Northeastern’s Biology REU program fosters a wide variety of biological research, with diverse participants from around the globe and of many different backgrounds. In its third year, the program has become very competitive, selecting up to 10 participants from over 400 applications each summer.
Erin Cole, a PhD student studying how termites interact with the offspring they produce. She recently won an award for her research.
After two years of grant applications and months of planning, the Department of Biology is launching a Research Experience for Undergraduates program during the summers of 2015-2017.
Social insects such as ants, termites, and some bees and wasps live in a sort of eternal “airplane environment.”
There are more than 3,000 species of termites in the world, all living in social colonies with distinct hierarchies.