Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Laboratory for Atmospheric Research


Summer 2017 (June 1—August 4)

Air Quality, Atmospheric Chemistry, and Global Change
Civil & Environmental Engineering / Laboratory for Atmospheric Research
Washington State University

Application Deadline: February 24, 2017

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NOTE:   Please have your Academic Transcript ready for upload as a single PDF file before beginning this application. Unofficial copies are acceptable and encouraged.

ALSO:  Please ask your References to visit to upload your letter of recommendation by February 24, 2017.

* Are you currently an undergraduate student? Yes No

* Are you a U.S. citizen or permanent resident? Yes No

Funding for undergraduate research programs through LAR comes from NSF and from a variety of other sources at WSU. To receive NSF/REU funding, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate, and will not have received your Bachelor's degree prior to July 2017. U.S. citizenship is not required to receive funding from other WSU sources.


* Your First Name:
* Your Last Name:
Your Current Institution:
Current U.S. Mail Address:
City, State  Zip:
Current Class Standing: Fresh   Soph   Jr   Sr
Expected graduation date (e.g., Dec 2017, May 2018):
Academic Major:
* E-mail Address:
Your Permanent Address:


Please include a personal statement of 6,000 characters or less describing:

  • Experiences that demonstrate your ability to work independently and to be self-motivated.
  • What you hope to gain by participating in a research program at LAR.
  • Your short- and long-term goals, and how a summer research experience will help you realize them.
  • Previous experience you have in research, such as science projects, working with instrumentation, laboratory techniques, data analysis software, and/or related computer skills.

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Include current program with expected graduation date first, followed by previous Institutions you may have attended. List your High School last.

School and Location Dates Attended Curriculum / Major GPA / Scale Graduation Date

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY – please list any / all of your most recent employers (list in reverse chronological order)

Dates Employer and Location Job Title / Responsibilities


Please note which areas below you would be most interested in working on:

1st choice:

If "other", please specify:

2nd choice:

If "other", please specify:

3rd choice:

If "other", please specify:


Please notify your references that you need a letter of recommendation. They can find information about Washington State University's Summer 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program here:

Please ask your letter writers to visit to upload your letter of recommendation (as PDF) by February 24, 2017. Hard copies of their letter are not required or accepted. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Shelley Pressley at or 509-335-5443.

Please list 2 personal references and their contact information:

* (1)   Name:   Email:   Phone:

* (2)   Name:   Email:   Phone:


Please upload a SINGLE PDF file (< 2 MB) containing your academic transcripts. Unofficial copies are encouraged. If your PDF is more than 2 MB, please compress the file here.

PROGRAMMATIC INFORMATION – for statistical purposes

How did you hear about this program? (check all that apply)

Web search
NSF REU website
LAR's website

Civil & Env Eng website
Faculty member
Program flyer or Presentation

Peer / student
Graduate student
Conference (such as SACNAS, AMS, AISES, etc.)

Other (please describe):

Have you previously participated in this or another undergraduate program?

At WSU (program name):
At another University/College (institution name):
At governmental agency (specify):

After graduating with a bachelor's degree, do you plan (envision) going to:

Graduate school


Government        Non-profit / NGO

DEMOGRAPHICS The following information is voluntary and the answers do not affect your participation or admission into the program. The data will be used only for statistical reporting to the National Science Foundation, and your completion of this section will assist us in assessing our effectiveness in soliciting applications from a diverse student population.

Racial / Ethnic Background:    

I identify my gender as:     Male Female Transgender

Are you a First generation college student? (answer yes if neither of your parents have education beyond High School)
Yes   No

How would you describe the current University/College that you are attending? (select all that apply)
2-year Institution
4-year Bachelor's degree granting Institution
Community College
Privately Funded
Public Institution

Are there research opportunities available to undergraduates at your Institution?
Yes, I attend a Research 1 University where there are graduate programs, too
Yes, but the research opportunities are few (very few faculty at my University do research)
No, I attend an Institution that does not have any research opportunities
Other, provide details below

Civil & Environmental Engineering, PO Box 642910, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-2910, 509-335-2576