Objectives of the REU


  • To bring together a diverse group of students in an environment where they can learn how to ask, answer, and communicate research questions in the area of climate science by using cutting edge tools to apply the scientific method: hypothesis, observation, experimentation, data analysis, interpretation, prediction, and dissemination of results.
  • To instruct students how to use and become fluent in accessing the primary scientific literature, gain experience in experimental design and data collection, and participate in experiments using both up-to-date observation systems and numerical models.
  • To acquire skills in integrating interdisciplinary research and estimate rates of environmental change to address problems related to climate change.