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REU 2022: Yellowstone

Program runs from May 31st- August 5th

Applications Due by February 18th, 2022

Apply HERE

Eligibility Information


• Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the    United States or its territories;

• Be in good academic standing;

• Have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their  undergraduate  education by the start of the summer program;

• Be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident;

• No research experience is necessary!


Students from groups underrepresented in the sciences are particularly encouraged to apply, including Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students; women; first generation college students; and students with disabilities. Our program welcomes students of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, and students from diverse life experiences and academic paths

Project 1

Field Mapping in Yellowstone

The Sour Creek Dome of Yellowstone is home to recently discovered units of the Lava Creek Tuff. Their extent? Currently unknown. This project will involve several weeks of backpacking in remote terrain, off-trail and out of site of most people. What better way to learn about the beautiful volcanology of one of our continents largest volcanoes. 

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Project 2

Petrologic Characterization of the Lava Creek Tuff

For the first few weeks you will be involved with a front country field collection of rocks associated with the Lava Creek Tuff.


The remaining time will involve preparing mineral and glass separates for imaging and chemical analysis. 

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