Boulder Solar Alliance Research Experience for Undergraduates
The 2022 cohort has been finalized. All accepted students have been notified.
If you were not selected this year, and you will not have graduated by May 2023, please consider applying again next year.
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The Boulder Solar Alliance REU program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation
The University of Colorado invites undergraduates to apply for a paid summer research experience for highly motivated students interested in solar and space physics. Students will come to Boulder, Colorado for 10 weeks to work on a research project with a mentor. The topic areas span the field of solar and space physics, from instrument hardware to data analysis to modeling of the Sun, the Sun-Earth system, the near-Earth environment, or the heliosphere.
Successful applicants will work with scientist mentors at one of these Boulder institutes:
- Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)
- National Solar Observatory (NSO)
- High Altitude Observatory (HAO)
- NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)
- Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
- Northwest Research Associates (NWRA)
- Space Science Institute (SSI)
- Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA)
The program begins with a week-long 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.
Who should apply
US citizens who are current undergraduate students at 2- or 4-year institutions. Foreign students may also apply, but admission will be dependent upon funding. No previous research or programming experience is necessary, and there is no minimum GPA requirement.
May 23 through July 29, 2022 (10 weeks).
$600/week, plus a housing and ground transportation allowance.
Resources from Previous Sessions
- Summer 2021
- Summer 2019
- Summer 2018
- Summer 2017
- Summer 2016
- Summer 2015
- Summer 2014
- Summer 2013
- Summer 2012
- Summer 2011
- Summer 2010
- Summer 2009
- Summer 2008
- Summer 2007
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