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Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology

Summer Research Internships in Coastal Systems

The Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology (CREST) program at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) is a 10-week immersive research experience serving 8 undergraduate scholars per year. CREST exposes these students to cutting edge, authentic, coastal environmental research at UMass Boston in an integrative transdisciplinary program. CREST focuses on coastal research that incorporates the natural and social sciences and leverages the existing research and educational programs within the School for the Environment at UMass Boston.

“I credit the CREST REU experience for initiating and growing my serious interest in STEM. The program remains one of my favorite research experiences, and I would love to see myself end up back in Boston some day!”
Christiana, Kenyon College, CREST-REU scholar

The CREST-REU Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Science's.  Our most recent funding award is NSF Award # OCE-1658901; PIs: Christian and Poynton and previous awards include NSF Award # 1359242 and NSF Award # 1062374.

CREST-REU Director
Dr. Helen Poynton
Office Location: ISC 2450
Office Phone: 617.287.7232

CREST-REU co-Director
Dr. Michael Tlusty

Office Manager
Ms. Schanna James
Office Phone: 617.287.7444

School for the Environment
University of Massachusetts Boston

100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125
SFE Office Phone: 617.287.7440


Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology

100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125 USA