Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station

REU group enjoys a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park

A program (formerly) funded by the National Science Foundation

A unique opportunity providing experience in field research in a dramatic mountain setting in the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies


Please note that at this time our renewal funding from the National Science Foundation was declined and the program is not running.

The University of Colorado Research Experiences for Undergraduates program runs for 10 weeks, and includes individually mentored research projects and a variety of training workshops.  The program is run at the University of Colorado's Mountain Research Station (MRS) between June 4th to August 10th (not including travel days to and from the site).  More information about the REU program, the faculty involved, the host site, and the application process can be found in these pages. 

The program covers housing and food while at the MRS, as well as a stipend ($525/ week) and travel support.

The goals of this REU site:

    • To train promising undergraduate students in research methods in the related disciplines of ecology, evolution and behavior using mentored independent research 
    • To encourage undergraduate students, especially members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences and those with little or no exposure to research opportunities, to enter graduate school in the biological sciences.
(Please note that this program is not intended for pre-medical students, and is open to U.S. citizens only, as per NSF requirments)