Student Programs at DRI

Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Program

Students in the Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Program study dynamic meteorology, atmospheric physics, mesoscale modeling, fire weather and climate, atmospheric chemistry and instrument development.

Atmospheric Sciences Undergraduate Program

Students interested in Atmospheric Physics can participate in this program through the Physics Department at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Storm Peak Lab Programs

Educational programs at Storm Peak Lab include graduate field work in Atmospheric Sciences, the Geoscience Research at Storm Peak (GRASP) program providing field research experiences for diverse undergraduate students, and a 5th and 6th grade weather and climate program.

Atmospheric Sciences Graduate Assistantships

DRI faculty serve as advisors for graduate students in a variety of degree programs at the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prospective students may contact DRI faculty directly about research opportunities. For information on graduate research assistantships available through the Atmospheric Sciences programs please see the contacts below.

Mark Green, Research Professor
Atmospheric Sciences, 2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV 89512 USA
Phone: 775.674.7118 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hydrologic Sciences

Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences

DHS faculty are actively involved in the Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences (GPHS) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). The GPHS has always been a true collaboration between UNR and DRI and is one of the largest such programs in North America The program is consistently ranked among the top 10 in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. The goals of the program are to provide fundamental and advanced training to students with undergraduate backgrounds in science and engineering, in the critical fields of surface and subsurface hydrology.

Water Resources Management Graduate Program

DHS faculty are involved in the Water Resources Management Graduate Program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The WRM program is a flexible, interdisciplinary course of study leading to a Master of Science degree. It is a technically and scientifically based program that blends the physical aspects of the hydrologic sciences with policy and management issues. The WRM program is recommended for those with undergraduate degrees in physical, biological, natural sciences and engineering, social sciences, management, environmental studies, or related disciplines.

Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Assistantships

DRI faculty serve as advisors for graduate students in a variety of degree programs at the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prospective students may contact DRI faculty directly about research opportunities. For information on graduate research assistantships available through Hydrologic Sciences graduate programs please see the contacts below.

Laurel Saito, Associate Research Professor
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Nevada, Reno
Phone: 775-784-1921 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

DRI provides significant research opportunities for graduate students as they pursue their advanced degrees, including a number of scholarships and fellowships:

DRI Graduate Student Association

The DRI Graduate Student Association (GRAD) is a group of graduate students who are advised by researchers here at DRI. Our mission is to enrich the graduate student experience and to represent, support, and promote graduate student interests and values at DRI. GRAD is a student-run organization which serves to coordinate the function and activities for graduate students from both the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas while working at DRI.

Classes Taught by DRI Faculty

DRI faculty members participate in Atmospheric and Hydrologic Science academic programs with the University of Nevada, Reno, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Nevada State College.