The Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center will support 15 students for ten weeks (May 31, 2022 – August 5, 2022) through a multi-institutional Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Students will work on independent research projects within the Center under the mentorship of STEPS Scholars and faculty. Considering the long-term nature of the “25-in-25” vision, at least five REU positions are reserved for applicants who indicate future career plans in farming or related agricultural professions, forming a Research Experience for Future Farmers (REF) track within the program. Each REU/REF student will be paired with another student in the program working on a complementary project anchored in a different research theme. The students will meet (in person and/or virtually) throughout the summer to help foster community building and convergence thinking. All participants will receive a $6,000 stipend in addition to on-campus housing and travel to the host institution. For more information and to apply, please visit the STEPS REU Website: https://steps-center.org/reu/.