Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

REU Site in Climate Science at Colorado State University
Colorado State University
Department of Atmospheric Science


2018 Application
Program Dates: May 29 - August 3, 2018
Application Deadline: February 9, 2018



1. Applicant Information

First Name Middle Last
Gender
Birthdate
Permanent Mailing Address
Current Mailing Address
(please note effective dates)
Telephone number () -
Email address (that you check)

Ethnicity: Please check all that apply African American, Black
Alaskan Native
American Indian
Anglo, Caucasian, White
Hispanic, Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Latino, Mexican American
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
Asian, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Filipino
Other: please specify
I do not wish to provide this information

Are you a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident? U.S. Citizen       Permanent Resident

Are you a first-generation college student?

Yes       No

Do you have a Disability? Examples are:
- deaf or difficulty hearing
- blind or difficulty seeing even with glasses
- serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs
- diagnosed with a learning disorder

I do not wish to provide this information
No
Yes; Type:



2. Education

Current Institution
Major
Minor
Major GPA
Cumulative GPA
Total Credit Hours (June 2018)
Expected Date of Graduation
Please list the courses you will take during the Spring 2018 semester. Please include the course name and number:



3. Academic and/or Professional Affiliations

Please list all extracurricular activities, honors, scholarships, and/or professional memberships:



4. Research Interests

Please select which research area(s) you are interested in. (Select your top three areas)

To learn more about our faculty and research areas, please visit: http://www.atmos.colostate.edu/dept/research/

Atmospheric Chemistry
          Air quality
          Air pollution measurement
          Aerosol chemistry and physics
          Cloud chemistry
          Chemistry and climate interactions

Climate and Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics
          Atmospheric dynamics
          Climate dynamics
          Climate modeling
          Climate variability
          Cloud processes

Global Biogeochemical Cycles and Ecosystems
          Atmosphere-biosphere interactions
          Carbon cycle

Atmospheric Radiation and Remote Sensing
          Radiative transfer
          Remote sensing
          Satellite meteorology

Cloud Microphysics, Severe Storms, and Mesoscale Meteorology
          Cloud dynamics
          Cloud physics
          Mesoscale dynamics
          Numerical weather prediction
          Radar meteorology
          Synoptic meteorology
          Tropical meteorology




5. Computer Background

Do you have any experience in computer programming (e.g. FORTRAN, IDL, Matlab, Python, etc.)?
Please explain your level of proficiency. (This question will not be used to determine eligibility)



6. How did you hear about the REU Site in Climate Science program? (Check all that apply.)

NSF REU Site Program website
Representative at my school, which school
Conference, which one
Recommended to me by
Recommended to me by former REU Intern
Web search for
Other



7. Have you applied to our program before?

No       Yes; Year:



8. Emergency Contact

Name
Relationship
Phone Number () -
Email Address



9. Personal and Academic Experience

Please include your name on your personal statement.
Please limit your response to each question to 250 words or less.

Question 1:
Please prepare a statement that describes your interest in the REU program. Your statement
should explain why you want to participate in the REU program, what you hope to gain from the
program, and how this research experience will help you achieve your academic and career goals.
Your statement should include a description of:
  • Your specific research interests
  • Any relevant research experience you have had in an academic or work setting
  • Your goals beyond earning a baccalaureate degree

Question 2:
Please describe the qualities you would contribute to the REU program and how those qualities
would benefit both the program and its participants.

Question 3:
Past program participants have found the program to be a very rewarding and at times a challenging
experience -- please describe a major challenge you have encountered in your life, how you
overcame it, and what you learned about yourself and others as a result of the experience.
(The experience can be taken from any aspect of your life; it does not need to be related to academics.)

Question 4:
What are you especially proud of outside of your academic record?

Please upload your personal statement here



10. References

Please list below the name and contact information of the individuals who will be writing references on your behalf.

Recommendation letters must be uploaded to our website via the reference upload webpage.

Letters of Recommendation are expected by the application deadline, but we do allow 3 additional business days
to submit as a courtesy.


Note: Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email with your registration ID along with a link
to the reference letter webpage. Please provide your registration ID and the webpage link to those individuals
in order for them to upload their reference letters.

All reference letters must by submitted via the reference letter webpage.

Reference 1:

Name
Position
Address
Phone Number (office) () -
Email Address


Reference 2:

Name
Position
Address
Phone Number (office) () -
Email Address



11. Transcripts

Please upload transcripts from all institutions you have attended. Your transcripts must include
the classes you are currently taking. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application
process.  However, students selected for the internship will need to provide official transcripts
before they will be officially accepted into the program. Please do not include high school transcripts.

You can upload up to three transcripts: Transcript 1
Transcript 2
Transcript 3
Transcript 4
Transcript 5

I hereby certify to the best of my knowledge that all information submitted on this application and
in the attached required documents including essay(s) is accurate, complete and my own work.
I also certify that the Transcript(s) accurately reflects my grades.

I understand that if I knowingly provide incorrect information, I will, if accepted, be
immediately removed from the REU Site in Climate Science at CSU (as applicable)
and required to reimburse all costs of services provided to me.

By typing your full name below, you are agreeing to the above statement.



If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Melissa A. Burt, PhD
Education and Diversity Manager
1371 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

mburt@atmos.colostate.edu
(970) 491-8706 (office)



Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Note: Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email with your registration ID
along with a link to the reference letter webpage. Please provide your registration ID
and the webpage link to those individuals in order for them to upload their reference letters.

Note: Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process.  However, students
selected for the internship will need to provide official transcripts before they will be officially
accepted into the program. Please do not include high school transcripts. Please refer to the
application for further instruction.