U of U Atmospheric Sciences: 2021 REALM

Project Description:

The Research Experience in Alpine Meteorology (REALM) will rely on the natural scientific laboratory, provided by the nearby Wasatch Mountains and adjacent urban areas, to enhance student awareness of societal challenges, such as water availability and air quality, that require understanding the influence of alpine terrain on weather and climate processes.

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah is the leading program for weather and climate education and research in the Intermountain West and is recognized internationally for its expertise in atmospheric studies related to mountain environments, including: measurement, analysis and prediction of orographic precipitation; fire weather applications; and air quality

The 2021 program will run from June 1 to August 6, 2021

  • You receive a stipend of $6000 (distributed bi-weekly). These funds are considered a scholarship / fellowship and could be taxable, depending on your overall tax situation.
  • Travel to/from Salt Lake City is covered up to $600. 
  • We provide housing: in modern, furnished campus apartments. Each student has a private, locking bedroom in an apartment that includes a full kitchen. Additional options are available when needed. Costs for certain situations could fall to the participant, such as costs related to housing for family members, because that is outside the scope of our funding.

Additional housing details can be found here.

Application Process:

  • Complete the form
  • Upload official transcripts
  • Submit one reference for the letter of recommendation

Deadline: February 12, 2021.

For more information and to access the application, please visit this Atmospheric Sciences REU page.