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Center for OLDest Ice EXploration (COLDEX) REU

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX) is an NSF Science and Technology Center based at Oregon State University with partners across 14 different institutions. COLDEX has the mission to:

-Explore Antarctica for the oldest possible ice core to discover what Earth's climate was like over 1 million years ago.

-Share how our ice core research helps answer questions about the current state of climate change through effective science communication.

-Increase the diversity of future polar researchers through inclusive educational programs like this REU!

What will your summer look like with the COLDEX REU?

-You will work in a COLDEX research lab with COLDEX researchers working on topics in either Antarctic ice core chemical analysis, oldest ice exploration, ice flow modeling, or science communication. Note: the COLDEX REU does not include field work in Antarctica.

-You will participate in an online orientation at the beginning of the summer and meet virtually each week with the REU cohort for professional development workshops and other group activities.

-You will have the opportunity to get involved in discussions about the future of COLDEX research through monthly research seminars and meetings.

What does participation in the COLDEX REU include?

-A $6,000 stipend for approximately 10 weeks of full-time research work (exact dates of the REU will depend on student and mentor agreed schedule).

-Roundtrip travel to your host institution.

-Up to $150 per week for housing at your host institution.

-Roundtrip travel to the in-person COLDEX annual meeting in September at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.

Application Deadline: 2/1/2024

Participating Institution(s):
This program has 14 participating institutions.
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Oregon State University (Lead)
American Meteorological Society
Amherst College
Brown University
Dartmouth College
Princeton University
University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
University of Kansas
University of Maine
University of Minnesota
University of Texas, Austin
University of Washington

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Atmospheric Sciences
Computational Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
STEM Fields

Climate Change
Climate Dynamics
Climate Modeling
Engineering Research
Ice Sheets
Polar Science

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

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