Program Overview
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The application process for 2019 has ended.
2019 Dates
Program dates: May 28 - August 2
Application deadline: Friday February 1, 2019, 11:59pm MST
Notification of acceptance: Mid-March 2019

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 early 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 2019 ESMEI Summer Interns!

Jaime Anderson is from Akron, Ohio and attends Ohio University where she is a senior majoring in Meteorology. Jaime enjoys exercising, watching movies and baking. She is looking forward to presenting her research this summer and participating in all the different REU trips we have planned!

Charlotte Connolly is from Springfield Ohio. She attends Ohio University and is a senior majoring in Geography. Charlotte enjoys crocheting, vioin and art. She is looking forward to travelling this summer, and having the opportunity to conduct and complete a research project.

Elana Cope is from Cortez, Colorado. She attends Colorado State University and is a senior studying Chemistry with an ACS Concentration. Elana's research interests include climate change, atmospheric chemistry, sustainable energy and air pollution. Her hobbies include drawing & painting, running, hiking, playing music, swimming and reading.

Richard Garmong is a senior attending the University of Georgia. He is an Atmospheric Science / Geography major. Richard calls Marietta, Georgia home and enjoys hiking, photography, video games and cooking. He is looking forward to making friends and learning how to be a better atmospheric scientist this summer.

Waynesville, Ohio is Emily Lill's home town. She attends The Ohio State University majoring in Atmospheric Sciences with a minor in Earth Sciences and Music. Emily is a Junior. Her hobbies include singing, dancing and flying airplanes. She is looking forward to meeting new people, working on research and exploring Colorado.

Brandon Molina is a senior at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor studying Climate / Meteorology. His hometown is New Orleans, Louisiana. Brandon enjoys travel, photography, jigsaw puzzles, model building and is a railfan. He is looking forward to meeting new people who are just as enthusiastic about the weather as he is and exploring the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Alexandra Ng attends The Ohio State University. She is an Environmental Engineering major in her junior year. Alexandra is from Katy, Texas. She enjoys beach volleyball, climbing and hiking. She is looking forward to presenting at a scientific conference and exploring the Colorado mountains.

Erin Sherman is from Denver, Colorado and attends Texas A&M University. She is a junior majoring in Meteorology. Erin's hobbies include baking, reading, hiking and road-tripping. This summer, she is looking forward to meeting new people with similar interests and learning more about the Earth.

Abby Stokes hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attends the University of Notre Dame and is a junior majoring in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, and Anthropology. She loves the outdoors and prefers to spend weekends rock climbing, camping and hiking. She also enjoys playing guitar, yoga and reading. She is looking forward to gaining experience and confidence in research environments, and hopes to leave with a greater sense of her own future research interests and career aspirations. She is excited to live in Fort Collins for the summer and exploring the music scene and the surrounding natural environment.

Southbury, Connecticut is Justin Stow's hometown. Justin is a senior at Florida State University majoring in Meteorology and Physical Science. His hobbies include hiking mountain ranges, science fiction reading, engaging in politics, exploring cafés and local shops, listening to electronic dance music, skiing, soccer, bowling and admiring nature. He is looking forward to exploring Fort Collins and making memories with the other REU interns. He hopes to gain skills for his future career and elevate his understanding of Earth's complex atmosphere.

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