Experiences for Undergraduates
REU Mentors (CSU Faculty only)
Guidelines for Reports and Posters:
Our Program will not be offered in 2011
The DoD's ASSURE (Awards to Stimulate and Support Undergraduate Research Experiences) Program in partnership with the National
Science Foundation and The
Water Center at Colorado State
University offer a unique opportunity for 15 undergraduate students
from four-year colleges and universities to conduct independent research
in Water Science and Engineering during 8 weeks each summer under the
guidance of faculty in the departments of Civil
Engineering, Geosciences, Soil and Crop
Science, Chemical and Bioresource
Fishery and Wildlife Biology, and Forest,Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship. The
goal of the program is to provide a comprehensive research experience
which will motivate students toward a research career in water.
Students will work in teams including faculty, graduate students, and
staff to conduct research and gain hands-on experience in laboratory and
field research methods. Applications must be submitted by March 7, 2008.
For examples of research projects during previous editions of our REU program, point your web browser to the following links:
REU students are strongly encouraged to participate in the annual undergraduate student research symposium organized by The Water Center at Colorado State University.
Finally, for exceptional projects, provisions will be made for attendance and presentation of the research at the annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days Conference, held annually at Colorado State University.
REU participants will gain comprehensive research experience through field and laboratory research, literature synthesis, laboratory analyses, modeling, statistical analyses, technical writing, teamwork, and oral communication. Interaction with faculty members and graduate students will facilitate and enhance the research experience.
June 2, 2008 - 9:00 -
June 2, 2008 - P.M.
June 4, 2008 - 11:00 A.M.
June 27, 2008 - 8:00 A.M.
July 1, 2008 - 9:00 A.M.
July 8, 2008 - 8:00 A.M. (All
July 15, 2008 - 1:00 P.M.
July 18, 2008 - 9:00 A.M.
July 25, 2008 - 9:00 A.M.
Field Trips and Seminars
An important component of the research experience of the REU Program in Water Science at Colorado State University is participation in several field trips and bi-weekly workshops and seminars. Examples of seminars and workshops from the 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, and 2002 Summer Research Experiences include: a history of water development and water rights issues in the West, and a four-part sequence of workshops on ethics in engineering science and research. Fellows participated in the following field trips in 1997, 1998, and 1999: a geomorphologic survey of the Cache-La Poudre river; a full-day, guided visit to Colorado Big Thompson Project hosted by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District; and a guided visit to the Engineering Research Center. A variety of seminars and field trips are being scheduled for the 2003 program; some of the same sites may be visited and additional trips planned to complement the 2003 research objectives.
The city of Fort Collins and the Front Range of Colorado provide an ideal setting for outdoor activities of all types: hiking, kayaking the Cache-La Poudre river, white water rafting, cycling, rock climbing, and camping. There are also numerous concerts, festivals, and other cultural activities throughout the summer. Information on these activities will be provided to the fellows upon arrival at Colorado State University.
Participant Application Procedure
Eligible student applicants must submit:
February 21 , 2008
March 7, 2008
March 21, 2008
April 4, 2008
Phone: (970) 491-7621 - Fax: (970) 491-7727
Ms. Linda Hinshaw
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