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Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Satellite and Ground-Based Remote Sensing at the CUNY CREST Institute

Hi! My name is Albino Marsetti. If you want a general description of the NSF CREST-REU program you should visit our about page. However, if you want to get a true idea of what it means to be an NSF CREST-REU scholar at the CUNY CREST Institute you should visit my profile.

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Posted February 10, 2014 @ 10:16PM

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Satellite and Ground-Based Remote Sensing at the Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology (CREST) Center

The CREST REU is a National Science Foundation sponsored research opportunity for City University of New York (CUNY) undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing graduate education in CREST related sciences. The goals of the CREST REU program are to 1) provide a rich and comprehensive research experience in satellite and ground-based remote sensing; 2) support students to pursue careers in STEM by exposing them to research at the undergraduate level; and 3) inspire students to acquire advanced STEM degrees. CREST REU Scholars will receive hands-on research exposure under the mentorship of CREST faculty. 


  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • GPA 3.0 and above
  • Must have completed Calculus I with a grade of B or better
  • Matriculated Student at any CUNY campus
  • Non-CUNY undergraduates with funding will be considered

Fellowship Package & Duration (15 Weeks/Academic Year):

  • $3,600 for Summer 2014
  • $2,400 for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
  • Summer – 9 weeks (Early June to Early August)
  • Academic Year (3 weeks in fall & 3 weeks in spring)

Benefits as CREST-REU Scholars:

  • Conduct research at CREST facilities with CREST Research Faculty
  • Present at national, regional, and local conferences (ex. AGU, AMS, ERN)
  • Participate in mini-courses, seminars, and workshops 
  • Join the Howard University AEROSE research expedition across the Atlantic Ocean
  • Offer professional career opportunities at NOAA and/or other federal, state and local agencies, academia and industries
  • Provide graduate school application support

Application deadline March 15, 2014

Accepted Applicants Notified: April 1, 2014
Program Start Date: June 9, 2014
Program End Date: August 8, 2014

Program Contacts:

Dr. Reginald Blake, PI rblake@citytech.cuny.edu

Dr. Janet Liou-Mark, Co-PI jliou-mark@citytech.cuny.edu

NSF CREST-REU in a nutshell

NSF CREST-REU is a unique program funded by the National Science Foundation that provides opportunities for undergraduate students of the City University of New York (CUNY) to participate in Satellite and Ground-Based Remote Sensing research at the CUNY Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Institute (CUNY CREST Institute). Visit our about page for more details.

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