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Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Hazards and Risks of Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest

How is our climate changing in the Pacific Northwest? How will that climate change going to affect you and your community? Are we prepared to adapt to these changes in our climate?

Come join us at Central Washington University for an interdisciplinary research experience where we will address these questions. Our program is open to undergraduates who are currently enrolled at two-year and four-year colleges in the Pacific Northwest, particularly students in their first and second years of college. 

Student measuring snow reflectance at Table Mountain, near Ellensburg, WA.

2018 Program Dates

  • Application deadline: Monday, January 29, 2018
  • Anticipated notification: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Deadline to accept or decline: Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • For accepted students:
    • Enrollment in online spring quarter course: March 26 — June 1
    • On campus research program: June 18 – August 17 in Ellensburg, WA
    • Present at a scientific conference October 9-11, 2018 in Boise, ID

Program information

Up to 10 students each summer will:

  • Participate in an online introduction to interdisciplinary research during spring quarter to prepare for summer research;
  • Come to Ellensburg, WA, for 9 weeks during the summer to work on a mentored research project related to hazards and risks of climate change and an interdisciplinary project about communicating hazards and risks of climate change;
  • Develop mentoring and advising relationships with faculty at Central Washington University and at their home institution to learn more about transferring, opportunities for advanced study, and careers in the STEM disciplines;
  • Receive a stipend of $4,500 plus room and board and travel expenses;
  • Present their research at the Pacific Northwest Climate Conference October 9-11, 2018 in Boise, ID

Find out more

This program is funded by The National Science Foundation.


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