Skip to Main Content
Pathways to Science: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Search for a program . . . find your future.

Research Experience for Community College Students in Critical Zone Science


View this Opportunity's Website 


Academic Level:
Undergraduate Students

Description:
RECCS (Research Experience for Community College Students in Critical Zone Science) is a summer research internship available to community college students from across Colorado. Ten students receive a weekly stipend to conduct research at the University of Colorado and associated research institutions over a nine-week period. RECCS offers a unique opportunity to conduct research, both field and lab based, while working with a team of scientists. Students learn basic research, writing and communication skills through weekly workshops, and they present their research at a local student science symposium, as well at a national conference.

The critical zone is the Earth's outer skin where rock meets life. It includes the land surface, the air above it, vegetation, water bodies, and it extends through the groundwater zone. An array of important physical, chemical, and biological processes occur in the critical zone over a range of spatial and temporal scales. Due to its complexity scientists from a wide range of disciplines study various aspects of the critical zone, ranging from the Life Sciences to Geological Sciences to name a few. To learn about the diversity of projects RECCS interns have completed, visit the RECCS site to view their elevator speeches in which they describe their research.

This opportunity is open to all community college students in Colorado- all four corners! Housing is provided for students living beyond the Denver Metro area. RECCS seeks to involve students that are historically under-represented in the sciences, such as African American, Native American, Hispanic, first-generation college students and veterans.


Participating Institution(s):
(Click an institution to see all programs it hosts)
University of Colorado, Boulder (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Biology
Crop & Soil Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Forestry
Geological Sciences
Hydrology
Microbiology
Plant Sciences

Keywords:
Hydrologic Science
Molecular Ecology
Watershed Sciences

Questions about this program?
Click here to view this program's website

This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


Page last updated 10/27/2016
Click here to submit updates to this program listing!

Create your own user feedback survey
Complete the full 14 question survey to be entered into a raffle for a $25 Amazon.com gift card!

Featured Program!

The Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program

The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD Bridge Program focuses on increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in astronomy, biology, chemistry, materials science and physics. Students work towards the Master’s degree at Fisk with the intention to enter a PhD program at Vanderbilt or elsewhere, with access to instructional and research opportunities at both institutions. Tuition, stipend, and medical insurance are provided. Click here to learn more and apply!

Interested in featuring your own program in this space? Click here to learn more.

PROGRAM ICONS


a flag denotes an institution that is the lead of an allianceInstitution that is the lead of an alliance

An exclamation point denotes a program with an upcoming deadlineUpcoming deadline

an airplane denotes a study abroad opportunityProgram includes a study abroad component

icon indicating a short-term opportunityDifferent from a program, an opportunity is generally short-term; they include paid workshops, travel funds, or professional development opportunities

icon indicating a nationwide programNationwide programs are not based at individual institutions

an airplane denotes a study abroad opportunityProgram Just Posted

a suitcase denotes portable fundingPortable Funding

a globe denotes funding for international studentsFunds International Students

a checkbox denotes a program recently updatedProgram recently updated