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Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Hazards and Risks of Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest

2019 was the last year for The Hazards and Risks of Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest grant which was funded by the National Science Foundation.

The participants from summer 2019 will be presenting their research findings at the 10th Annual Northwest Climate Conference in Portland, Oregon October 8-10.


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2019 Program Dates

  • Application deadline: NSF Grant Closed 
  • For accepted students:
    • Northwest Climate Conference in October 2019

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 Northwest Climate Conference

Find out more

This program is funded by The National Science Foundation.


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