******The UAH REU is back for an exciting on-campus program in Summer 2022. Applications are open until February 15th, 2022******

REU: Remote Sensing of Land-Atmosphere Systems

reu logolistAt the National Space Science & Technology Center on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Duration: The REU program runs for 10 weeks, from May-August.  To be eligible, students must be available for the entire program length.

Compensation/Financial Assistance: All REU participants receive a summer stipend of $6,000.  Housing (shared dorm rooms) on the UAH campus, $500 toward meals, and $500 toward travel expenses to/from Huntsville will be provided.  Full financial support up to $3,000 is also available for all students to present their research at a professional conference of their choosing.

Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 19 years of age before the start of the summer program and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.  Given the priority of the NSF to support the inclusion of students from all backgrounds, applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  And preference is given to students of sophomore and junior standing.

Deadline: The application opens on December 15 and closes on February 15 at 11:59 pm PST. Notifications are sent during the first week of March and students must accept or decline the opportunity by March 15.


The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site at the University of Alabama in Huntsville provides an opportunity for students to observe and study Earth surface and atmospheric processes using cutting edge remote sensing. Students are actively involved in developing and working on research projects with leading faculty and scientists from UAH, NASA, the National Weather Service, and Baron Services.

Through this REU our goal is to provide students a detailed understanding of the tools and science that help understand our world from multiple perspectives. From event-based studies of natural disasters to long-term ecological and hydrological forecasting, this systems research topic spans time horizons and thematic areas with a focus on remote sensing using ground-based radar platforms as well as active and passive satellite sensors. Students are paired with a research mentor and project according to their interests; these students are considered a valuable part of each project team and play an active role in developing science questions, experimental design, and learning how to communicate their results.

In our program, students also participate in professional development workshops throughout the summer, with topics that help them succeed in conducting guided research, writing a resume, choosing a graduate school, and applying for funding. REU participants join a large group of other NASA and NOAA interns each summer in presenting their projects at the National Space Science and Technology Center.

Our goal is to help you develop into young scientists and provide a unique learning experience in how we study and draw conclusions about our Earth system. The long-term mentorship, professional development, leadership experience, and contacts you’ll gain through this program will help propel you into graduate school or wherever life takes you.


Contact Us:If you have any questions, please contact

This REU program is funded by the National Science Foundation; Grant # AGS-1757892.

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