Research Experience for Undergraduates(REU) CHILL - Radar


Co-funded by the ASSURE program of the Department of Defense in partnership with the National Science Foundation, the 2014 summer research opportunity focused around the CSU-CHILL Radar Facility. Once research topics are assigned, the REU student will go through the full research process to include, literature survey, writing a proposal, preparing and competing for a project budget, writing an interim progress report and a final report and giving a presentation in a conference setting. Students are encouraged to present their research at professional conferences, and have a good track record of success at conferences. In addition there will be several research field trips planned including nearby New Belgium, CSU Atmospheric Sciences Campus Tour, and a tour of the NCAR flight facilities, as well as close interaction with the CSU-CHILL facility.

The philosophy of this program is to incorporate original thinking, scholarly effort, team effort and project execution via hands-on research!

Many questions applicants have concerning the program will fall into the following areas: requirements for and the method of application, stipend, travel and housing, and research projects. Should you need more information beyond what is addressed here, please contact Karen Ungerer, REU Summer Program Coordinator.

Requirements: Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the areas of science and technology are eligible to apply (i.e. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Atmospheric Science, Physics). A junior standing is preferred, however, sophomores with good academic standing, particularly those with laboratory experience, will also be considered. Participants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for consideration. Participants should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States (NSF Requirement).

Program Dates: May 28 - August 6, 2014
Some flexibility in start-end dates allowed due to academic calendars.

The application submission deadline is February 26, 2014.
The application is submitted online

Additional documentation as defined on the application should be forwarded to:
c/o Karen Ungerer
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
M/S 1373
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1373

Stipend, travel and housing: The program offers a competitive stipend of $5,000 and free on-campus room and a meal plan. Participants stay in Newsom Hall. Travel to and from Fort Collins is incurred by the participant.

Research Projects: Research projects are determined by the project director, Prof. V. Chandrasekar and will be assigned based on activity surrounding the CSU-CHILL Radar Facility, each participant's past and current coursework, and interests.

Last updated: 05/06/14