NSF REU Fellow

Climate Change Across The Various Scales of System Organization

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a ten week educational summer research program that will engage students in collaborative, interdisciplinary research alongside USD faculty in Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Engineering, Environmental & Ocean Sciences, Mathematics & Computer Science and Physics. As a NSF REU Fellow, you will have the opportunity to:

1)    Study the factors that lead to, and impact of, climate change

2)    Make meaningful contributions to the current climate change knowledge base

3)    Learn about the various scales of science and the importance of quantitative approaches in understanding and predicting the impacts of climate change

4)    Develop solutions to minimize climate change

NSF REU Scholar benefits include:

  • Stipend totaling $4,500
  • Free USD summer housing (multiple occupancy rooms only; up to 70 days***)
  • $918 to defray cost of travel and/or conference participation
  • Participation in various professional development and community building/networking activities.

***Charges resulting from additional days and/or election to live in a single room are the responsibility of the student

The program runs from June 5 - August 11, 2017.

Questions about the program should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Research at ugresearch@sandiego.edu, subject line NSF REU or 619-260-7840.


  • Eligibility and Program Guidelines
  • Application Process
  • Research Projects
  • Undergraduate Research 496 (URGS496)
  • Housing
  • Getting Paid
  • Calendar, Research Seminar Schedule and Agreement Form
  • FAQ