Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Climate Science - Penn State

The climate system involves highly complex interactions among the atmosphere, oceans, cryosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere; unraveling the mechanisms that control the Earth’s climate is one of the most intellectually challenging scientific problems of the day!

Program dates: May 31 - August 4, 2017

Gain first-hand knowledge and research experience around topics such as:

  • floods and droughts
  • regional and global climate change
  • storm surge
  • terrestrial and marine carbon cycling
  • tropical cyclones
  • weather and climate risk
  • atmospheric aerosols
  • paleoclimate reconstruction
  • atmospheric waves and storm tracks

Research may involve fieldwork, laboratory experiments, numerical modeling, data analysis

Research suitable for a variety of undergraduate majors, including: atmospheric science, chemistry, ecology, engineering, geography, geology, mathematics, oceanography and physics

**Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors considering graduate school or a career in climate science. Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

This REU program is administered by Penn State's Department of Meteorology
and Atmospheric Science. Learn more and apply online at the Penn State Climate REU Website:

Apply between December 15, 2016 and February 15, 2017

Program students receive a $5000 stipend, furnished housing, and reimbursement for travel to/from Penn State and a scientific conference.