Come spend a week living and working as a scientist at 9,500 feet! In this five-day residential field course for high school students, we'll stay at CU’s Mountain Research Station (MRS), an active field research station located near Nederland. Throughout the week, we will work with CU faculty and undergraduate and graduate student researchers on a variety of research projects that span disciplines such as ecology and evolutionary biology, entomology, geosciences, limnology, plant ecology and climate science. We'll also attend evening presentations given by MRS scientists. The Mountain Research Experience is the perfect way to get a taste of scientific research while living, working (and playing volleyball!) with CU field scientists! Students should enjoy spending long days outside, getting dirty, working hard, and learning about what it’s really like to do research in the field.

The dates for the summer 2019 Mountain Research Experience were July 29-August 2, 2019.

Program cost: $995

Participants of this program are selected via a highly competitive application process. The summer 2020 Mountain Research Experience application will be posted in spring 2020. Add your email address to our Teen Programs mailing list, and be among the first to know when the new application is live. 

Questions regarding the Mountain Research Experience or the application process? Contact Maggie Warren via email.