REU at CLaSP
NSF REU Program In Climate and Space Science Observation (PICASSO)
The University of Michigan Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLASP) is currently seeking a highly motivated, diverse and inclusive cohort of undergraduate students to participate in its summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site program entitled: Program in Climate and Space Science Observation (PICASSO). This REU program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
The program is open to students from any academic discipline who are interested in exploring a potential career in the STEM fields of meteorology, climate, and space sciences. Program participants will work closely with faculty, research staff, and graduate students to engage in research from a broad range of disciplines, including:
- Climate science and adaptation planning
- Atmosphere-biosphere interactions
- Aerosols, and atmospheric chemistry, and air quality
- Space-based remote sensing
- Space-weather and planetary atmospheres.
As part of the PICASSO program, student participants will also engage in the following activities while on campus:
- A mentored-guided research project, the goals of which will be designed with the participation of the students themselves,
- Peer-mentoring performed by the department’s graduate/undergraduate students,
- A professional development seminar series held in collaboration with other summer programs within the University of Michigan,
- Community-building activities which will strengthen their relationships within the REU student cohort, as well as with other undergraduate groups within the university
- An end-of-program poster fair in which students will present their works to CLASP Department faculty and students.
To be eligible for this research opportunity you must be:
- A US citizen, US national, or US permanent resident
- Enrolled as an undergraduate in a degree program leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree
- Most successful applicants will have a minimum grade point average of 2.8
Participating students will receive a $5000 stipend. In addition, the following costs will be covered as part of our program: (1) the costs associated with travel to/from Ann Arbor, (2) room and board during the program, and (3) costs associated with the registration, room and board and travel for the student’s attendance at a professional conference (AMS, AGU, etc.).
Applications are now closed for the 2019 session.
- Offers Extended: March 1, 2019 (Date approximate)
- Requested Accept/Decline: March 15, 2019
- First date of program: May 28, 2019*
- Last date of program: August 3, 2019*
* Modifications to these dates are possible for students whose institutions have academic term ending dates which make starting on May 28 impractical.
CONTACT: If you have questions regarding our program, please contact Dr. Frank Marsik (firstname.lastname@example.org).