Department of Atmospheric Science

Program Details

2021 REU Interns attending the American Meteorological Society Student Conference in Houston, TX


2024 Program Dates

June 3, 2024 – August 2, 2024

2019 Cohort

Why spend your summer with CSU Atmospheric Science?
We provide students with:

  • a ten week research experience
  • stipend of $7,000 distributed in three disbursements the end of May, June, July. These funds are considered a scholarship / fellowship and could be taxable, depending on your overall tax situation.
  • subsistence funds of $700 to help with food costs
  • professional development training
  • roundtrip travel coverage
  • furnished and paid on-campus housing
  • funded travel to present at a scientific meeting

A successful candidate should:

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident due to funding restrictions
  • have completed at least two years of college 
  • have completed one semester of Calculus before the start of the program
  • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • be pursuing an undergraduate degree in atmospheric science or a related field such as meteorology, geosciences, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics or physics
  • be considering a career in atmospheric science or related field
  • be graduating no sooner than December 2023

Research Areas
The REU Site in Earth System Science covers a broad range of research areas, which include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Atmospheric chemistry and aerosols
  • Atmospheric dynamics
  • Climate and climate modeling
  • Climate and atmosphere-ocean dynamics
  • Cloud physics
  • Environmental health and air quality
  • Land-ocean-atmosphere interactions
  • Mesoscale meteorology
  • Ocean-atmosphere coupled feedbacks
  • Remote sensing
  • Tropical meteorology
  • Machine learning and data science
  • Societal impacts of weather and climate
  • Data assimilation

Professional Development Activities: 

  • Weekly science seminars by faculty at CSU and other institutions
  • Cross-disciplinary science communication 
  • Recognizing and addressing implicit biases in Earth System Science
  • Visits to local and national research facilities
  • Applying to Graduate School