The Earth and Space Research – Lakeside Summer Research Institute (ESR-LSRI) is a four-week summer research experience where students engage in mentored research projects in the geosciences with tangible, externally-visible outcomes (e.g., educational blog posts, presentations at regional and national conferences, peer-reviewed publications). This year, 2023, the ESR-LSRI will be focused on four topics:

  • Antarctic Ice Sheet, Ice Shelves, and Climate
  • Antarctic Sea Ice and Climate
  • The Weather and Climate of Mount Baker
  • Climate Studies in Greenland

Students are mentored in a supportive and inclusive learning environment by scientists and educators from ESR. Students will be exposed to a mixture of state-of-the-art data analysis techniques, satellite data (e.g., surface height measurements and visible images), and other weather, ocean, and ice data products. The students get the opportunity to interact with other professional scientists at ESR and the University of Washington. Interested students will also participate in a day of field work in the Mt. Baker National Recreation Area.

The Program was piloted in 2018, and since then has been growing in both program content and its student cohort. Want to know more? Follow the links below, including some examples of past student blogs.