In the meantime, check out this NSF-funded research opportunity at the University of Michigan's Biological Station, founded in 1909 and encompassing 10,000 acres. According to the program website:
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) is a competitive program funded by the National Science Foundation. Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions in a Changing Global Environment provides a truly interdisciplinary and hands-on experience in field biology and atmospheric science. Students engage with all phases of research, from hypothesis formulation and data gathering to analysis, interpretation, and communication of scientific findings. During this nine-week program, students will:
- Work closely with a selected mentor/professor as part of an on-going research project
- Design, conduct, analyze, and report on a research project of their own
This 9-week program comes with a $5,000 stipend, room, board and a travel allowance. You must be at least a rising junior. Applications are due February 1st.
- Participate in special workshops and group discussions designed to provide the philosophical bases and technical tools needed to carry out scientific research.