Update 4/27/18: I have personally spoken on the phone to all selected applicants, and all the slots are now filled.
Last night I sent an email to each applicant that completed an application but was not selected. This wraps up the selection process.
My emails included positive, encouraging notes because those of us who lead REU programs know that there are many good students that won't get a chance to participate. There are many other ways to pursue your interests in weather and climate, and we strongly encourage you to take advantage of them. Just one example is the American Meteorological Society's new Mentoring 365 program.
I sincerely wish you all the very best in your career journey!
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or green card holders, and must be pursuing an undergraduate degree through the summer of 2018.
Notes: NSF requests that REU sites select at least half of their participants from schools where research opportunities are limited, and that includes 2-year colleges. University, college, and community college students interested in a weather-related career by pursuing a bachelors degree in science, math, computer science, or, in our case social science, are encouraged to apply. Aspiring science teachers are also encouraged to apply. Applications from women and minorities are particularly encouraged.
The application includes creating a login so that you can look over the requirements and then revisit as needed to complete the application. Be sure your transcript includes your fall 2017 grades.
A final note: NSF funds many REUs, and you can apply to more than one. To find other programs, select one of the disciplinary areas (we're listed under Atmospheric Science) or search with keywords here: https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.jsp New programs typically learn about their funding over the wintertime, but don't necessarily solicit applications that spring. Some existing programs (like this one) receive their next year of funding one to two months after the Federal budget has been approved by Congress and signed by the President. We are in that situation this year, so our summer 2018 program is contingent on that process happening first.
The 2018 program runs from May 21 - July 31.
Please check the FAQ before writing or calling!Program Contact: Dr. Daphne LaDue, firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-325-1898.
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