Program Overview
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REU stands for Research Experiences for Undergraduates and is a National Science Foundation sponsored program.

ESMEI offers paid summer undergraduate research internships at Colorado State University in the Department of Atmospheric Science. Interns participate in a 10 week program from late May through August. This is an exciting research opportunity in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. Join world-class atmospheric scientists investigating the science of clouds, climate and climate change, weather, and modeling. During our program interns have the opportunity to attend scientific seminars, visit national scientific laboratories, and participate in a variety of professional development training.

See what our past CMMAP interns and ESMEI interns have done!

Meet our 2018 ESMEI Summer Interns!

Shannon Bohman is from Sayville, New York and attends Stony Brook University where she is a senior majoring in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences and Applied Math & Physics. Her research interests include atmospheric and oceanic physics, tropical cyclones and climate modeling. She enjoys painting, drawing, cooking, running and yoga. Shannon is excited to explore a new state and learn new ways to analyze the environment computationally.

Emily Fletcher is a senior at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She has a double major of Meteorology-Climatology and German. Emily's research interests include climatology in general, severe tropical weather and cloud seeding plus many others. She enjoys hiking, reading, cooking and playing with her dog. Emily is most exited to being so close to Rocky Mountain National Park. She has never been to Colorado or to any national park. She is also excited to visit some of her family who moved to Colorado from Illinois a few years ago.

Samantha Gillette calls Portland, Oregon her home. She attends Portland State University and is a senior majoring in Chemistry. Her research interests are anything environmental but especially anthropogenic pollutants and their effects on air quality and climate. Samantha enjoys bicycling, hiking and birdwatching. She is looking forward to gaining experience in atmospheric science and is also excited to see some Colorado summer storms!

Majoring in Chemistry, Ruby Nelson is a junior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She calls San Anselmo, California. Ruby's research interests are environmental chemistry, climate research, and chemical characterization. She enjoys reading, hiking, and fitness. She is looking forward to coming to Colorado State, exploring the field of atmospheric chemistry in great depths, and researching in a much more intensive lab setting.

Christiaan Patterson is from Oklahoma City by way of Los Angeles. She is currently a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma studying meteorology. She already has a BA in Journalism! She is interested in mesoscale meteorology (tornadoes), lightning and climate. Her hobbies include figure skating, learning languages, archery, dance, traveling the world, reading, writing, and photographing storms. Christiaan is most looking forward to meeting people with similar interests, exploring a brand new educational area and learning what it takes to conduct research! And being near the Rocky Mountains doesn't hurt either!

Calling Burlington, NC home, Marquin Spann is a sophomore at North Carolina A&T where he is majoring in Physics. His research interests are aerosol chemistry and physics. Marquin enjoys basketball, jogging, hiking and fishing. He is super excited to meet all of the researchers and interns involved in this summer's Colorado State University REU program!

Emily Wein is joining us this summer from Novato, California. She is transferring this summer from Santa Rosa Junior College to the University of California - Santa Barbara where she is studying Chemistry as a junior. Her research interests are atmospheric chemistry and wildfires. Emily enjoys hiking, biking, running, and geyser gazing. She is looking forward to a summer performing research while enjoying Colorado's outdoors!

Majoring in Meteorology where she is a junior, Savanna Wolvin attends St. Cloud State University. Her hometown is Nowthen, Minnesota. Savanna is interested in numerical weather prediction, computer modeling and winter weather. Her hobbies include rock climbing, camping and programming for fun. She is looking forward to meeting the other REU students, mentors, and faculty, is excited to road trip to Colorado and to live on the Colorado State University campus.

Caleb Wood is from Tolono, Illinois and is studying Meteorology at Iowa State University where he will be a senior. His research interests include cloud microphysics, precipitation physics, winter weather systems and atmospheric thermodynamics. Caleb enjoys running, reading, and following Chicago Cubs baseball. He is looking forward to living by the beautiful Rocky Mountains and exploring the natural scene around Fort Collins. The landscape differs significantly from the setting in central Illinois!

Got a question? Contact Melissa Burt, our internship specialist!