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2015 REU Program in Solar and Space Physics

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

2015 Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Solar and Space Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder

Summer 2015 Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)

REU students enjoying the Colorado environment

REU students enjoying the Colorado environment

The Program

The University of Colorado invites undergraduates to apply for a summer Research Experience for highly motivated students interested in solar and space physics. Students will work with scientists at the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) or at the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s (NCAR) High Altitude Observatory (HAO), NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), North West Research Associates (NWRA), Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) or Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA) on projects spanning the field of solar and space physics, from instrument hardware to data analysis to modeling of the Sun-Earth system.

The program begins with a summer school in solar and space physics and continues with seminars and discussions while you work at one of the participating laboratories, providing peer collaboration opportunities. At the end of the summer, you will present your research findings.

REU students work on a project during the first week

REU students work on a project during the first week.

Who should apply

Current Sophomore and Junior Undergraduate Students. Foreign students may apply but admission will be dependent upon funding.


June 7, 2015 through August 1, 2015 (8 weeks) [with some flexibility on a case-by-case basis]

Financial support

$500/week – In addition, participants will be provided with dorm housing and a food allowance. A travel stipend of $500 will be provided.



2015 Final Presentation Schedule


For more information, contact Dr. Martin Snow, 303-735-2143

Resources from Previous Sessions


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