Department of Atmospheric Science

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
REU Site in Earth System Science at Colorado State University
Department of Atmospheric Science

2023 Application
Program Dates: May 30, 2023 - August 4, 2023
Application Deadline: Due by 11:59pm MT, January 31, 2023
Applicant Information
How do you identify your gender?
(Check all that apply)

 (please specify)
Permanent Mailing Address
Telephone number (format: xxx-xxx-xxxx)
Email address (that you check)
Race/Ethnicity: (Check all that apply)

Are you a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident?
Are you a first-generation college student?
A first-generation college student is a student whose parents
did not complete a four-year college degree.
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

Current Institution
Major Major GPA
Minor Cumulative GPA
Total Credit Hours (June 2023) Expected Date of Graduation
Please list the courses you will take during the Spring 2023 semester. Please include the course name and number:
Academic and/or Professional Affiliations
Please list all extracurricular activities, honors, scholarships, and/or professional memberships:
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:
Atmospheric Chemistry

Atmospheric Radiation and Remote Sensing

Climate and Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics

Cloud Microphysics, Severe Storms, and Mesoscale Meteorology


Computer Programming Experience
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)
How did you hear about the REU Site?
(Check all that apply)

Have you applied to our program before?
 If Yes, what year:
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 learn from the program, and how this research experience will help you achieve your academic and career goals.
Your statement may include, for example, a description of:
  • Your research interests
  • Any relevant research experience you have had in an academic or work setting
  • What you hope to learn from this experience
Question 2:
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 3:
What are you especially proud of outside of your academic record?
Please upload your personal statement here
  1. Please list the name and contact information of two professional references.
  2. We will reach out to the two references. It is your responsibility to notify your references to expect an email from us and request that they respond by the deadline.
  3. Please make sure you have already asked these references if they are willing to be a reference for you.
  4. Each of the people you name will be emailed, given your name, and will be asked to fill out a reference form (a traditional reference letter will not be requested)
Please Note:
  • One reference should have some knowledge of your academic performance and interest in the earth system sciences (e.g. faculty member).
  • References will have until February 14, 2023 to respond to our REU Site Reference Form.
  • Please confirm with your references that they have received an email from CSU REU Site in Atmospheric Science (email will come from:
Reference 1: Reference 2:
Name Name
Email Address Email Address
Affiliation Affiliation
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:
Files Selected:
    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 Earth System 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
    Director, REU Site in Earth System Science
    Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
    1371 Campus Delivery
    Fort Collins, CO 80523
    (970) 491-8706 (office)

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    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.