Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP)

The Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) is designed to encourage high school students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). REAP students participate in hands-on research and development activities in an active research group at CSU for the summer. REAP is administered by the Academy of Applied Science and funded through grants from the US Army. As of 2013, students must be from a group that is historically underserved or underrepresented in STEM to be eligible for REAP. This includes: African American, Native Alaskan, American Indian, Latino, women in physics and engineering, and any students (any ethnicity or gender) who qualify for free or reduced lunches. For more information about the program, visit the REAP web site:


Contact Info

College of Natural Sciences
Department of Physics
Kristen Buchanan – (970) 491-5424
Mingzhong Wu – (970) 491-6312