Student Forms and Information

This page is still being updated. Please check back at a later date for current information regarding the 2021 Education Program.

Congratulations! This page is for post-undergraduate and undergraduate students who have been accepted into the 2020 RMBL  Summer Education Program. You have been accepted if you have received an acceptance letter by email. We typically send out acceptance letters in March.

Next Steps

*The Program is Full as of early May, 2020. Please contact Dr. Rosemary Smith to be put on the waiting list, in case a spot opens up.* Once you have been offered a place in the program, please make a $500 online deposit to secure your attendance. The deposit is non-refundable if you do not attend the program.  The 40 education spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and our program typically fills up by late March. Students with federal REU funding do not make a deposit. Scholarships students with a full-ride can request a waiver of the deposit by emailing the Science Director.

If you decide to accept your offer, please immediately pay your $500 deposit. The deposit can be paid by contacting Dr. Rosemary Smith for the Deposit link.

Please note: $250 of the deposit will be applied towards the program fee and $250 will be used as a housing deposit and will be returned at the end of the summer season if your housing is clean and damage-free upon departure.

Forms to Complete

The below forms will need to be completed electronically.

  • To Accept a Position in the Program- Electronically Signed Offer Letter
  • Due April 1st- Student Logistics Form
  • April 15thStudent Technology Survey
  • April 15th – Liability Waiver (required)
  • April 15th- Health Form (required)
  • April 15th- Emergency Contact Form (required)
  • April 15th- Conditions in Gothic (required)
  • April 15th – Headshot Photo of Yourself, to add to the Community Bulletin Board (voluntary)
  • May 1stTravel Form

If you have any trouble filling out forms, please contact


Additional Information

You will interact with a number of RMBL professionals before you arrive and throughout the duration of your visit. Your mentor will primarily help you plan the dates you will be in Gothic and help you develop your project.  Our Administrative Office (phone: 970-349-7231 or email: can provide assistance with logistics (e.g., travel, how RMBL works) and help with questions that you have but aren’t certain who to ask. Dr. Rosemary Smith will coordinate your program ( and will be able to answer many of your program/research related questions. She will organize the weekly meetings you will be attending this summer and can serve as an additional resource for your project.

The RMBL Classroom
The RMBL Classroom – Photo from RMBL Archives

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