Environmental health research is interdisciplinary, and we want to treat it that way.

While environmental problems have significant and disproportionate impacts on underserved populations and minority communities, education often fails to attract and retain representative students with a vested interest to correct the disparity.

Our Research Opportunities for Undergraduates: Training in Environmental Health Sciences (ROUTES) program aims to tip the scales by offering support and experience that will help students pursue further education and research careers in the environmental health field with a particular focus on issues of urban health, health disparities, and environmental justice.

We offer undergraduate Northeastern University students traditionally underrepresented in environmental health the opportunity to become a ROUTES Scholar and gain hands-on paid research experience and one-on-one mentoring as undergraduates in our environmental health-related programs in sociology, engineering, environmental chemistry and biology, and health sciences.  In addition we aim to foster an inclusive ROUTES community at Northeastern University with a seminar series and Environmental Health Experience Week that is open to all students with a passion to learn.

The ROUTES Scholar Program Features:

    • Exclusive full-time Co-op opportunities
    • Support facilitated by paired mentor relationships with faculty, as well as peer guidance from experienced graduate and post doctorate trainees
    • Environmental Health Experience week alternative spring break
    • Access to diverse seminars focused on environmental health and professional development
    • Research presentation at NEU’s annual Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo (RISE)

Apply to Become a ROUTES Scholar!

Well, what are you waiting for? Begin your application to join the ROUTES team today!

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