March 2016
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[Met-jobs] Summer REU Experiences at South Dakota School of Mines

From "Capehart, William J" <>
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Date Sat, 5 Mar 2016 15:36:02 +0000

The NSF-Funded Technical Experience in Advancing Modeling (TEAMS)  Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at South Dakota Mines is seeking participants, including those from the atmospheric science / meteorology student community, to participate in an REU program including one project on weather forecast ensemble modeling and forecast risk.  

Details on the program can be found here:

You MUST be a US citizen (natural or otherwise) and must not graduate from your Baccalaureate degree Program before April 2017.

We are currently accepting applications for the program and will start review candidates March 23rd.  The application process will be closed as soon as all of the applicants have been officially selected. Upon official selection, your mentor will provide materials to read related to the background of your project.


The program's activities start June 1st where students will meet their mentors, their fellow students, and students from other REU programs.  The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) currently hosts four separate REU in the areas of modeling, metallurgy, meteorology, electrical engineering, and anti-counterfeiting. Some of the social events like the welcome barbeque and the visit to the Crazy Horse Memorial will be shared between the sites.


After arriving, you will engage in an intense 9-week program where you will learn a number of things, detailed below, and get a strong headstart on your research.  You will be paid a stipend for your efforts including room and board while you are here.


After the 9-weeks are over, you will head back to your home institution where you will finish your research.  Modeling takes time, because computers are only so fast.  However, because they are computers, you do not need to be physically present to work on this type of research.  Working remotely and collaborating across large distances is becoming a trend in STEM fields, and we seek to prepare you for that work environment.  Over the calendar year, you will finish your research project under the guidance of your mentors.  In addition, you will still receive a stipend reflecting the amount of time you are expected to work per week (~10 hrs/week). 


At the end of the calendar year, you will present your findings to all of the REU participants (mentors and students) and put together a rough draft for publishing your results in an established journal. 

Please Contact Dr. Bill Capehart ( for details.

Bill Capehart <>   Associate Professor
Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences            Program Director
Civil and Environmental Engineering             Hydrometeorology
213 Mineral Industries Building                
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology     Skype: wcapehart
501 East Saint Joseph Street                 Ph: +1-605-394-1994
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995                Mobile: +1-605-484-5692
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