The Brooklyn Urban Ecology and Environment Program (BUEE) is a NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates hosted at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. BUEE supports the training of ten students per year as part of an integrative summer research program aimed at developing underrepresented undergraduate students into mature and thoughtful environmental scientists. Authentic research experiences on human-coupled natural systems are complemented by a rigorous educational program aimed at developing practical experience in research integrity, scientific communication, and quantitative literacy. BUEE leverages the unique academic and research resources at Brooklyn College/CUNY, including a state-of-the-art Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center and the recently-established Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, focused on urban sustainability and resilience.
BUEE students are selected from a pool of national, regional, and local applicants, ensuring a wide variety of perspectives and experience among program participants. Students are provided with a competitive stipend, housing and food allowances, and relocation credit for travel from outside the region. All participants also receive an unlimited metro pass, allowing travel throughout the NYC metro area.