This unique opportunity, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides experience in field research in a dramatic mountain setting in the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies. Every summer, we recruit a select group of undergraduate students to conduct independent research on questions related to sub-alpine forests, mountain hydrology, alpine biodiversity, pika populations, and high-elevation lakes.
Working at Niwot Ridge invites close interactions among students, faculty, and graduate students. Student participants will have numerous opportunities to share ideas and explore issues within and across disciplines. Participants will also be exposed to multiple aspects of ecology research and data analysis and interpretation. As students conduct research, they will learn how to be independent scientists, and they will gain experience dealing with technical, methodological and ethical issues that arise in scientific research.
This program runs for 10 weeks in the summer, typically from June to August. We especially welcome applications from students at two-year community colleges, students early in their college career, students that are the first member of their family to attend college, non-traditional students, and students from traditionally underrepresented groups. Students must be U.S. Citizens.
We are particularly interested in applications from students that have had limited opportunities to conduct independent research at their home institution.
Applications are closed for this summer, but we encourage you to keep an eye on this site for next year’s opportunities.