REU Summer Assistantships at Arecibo Observatory

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Viernes, 23 enero 2015

REU Summer Assistantships at Arecibo Observatory

 

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico invites applications for the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

 

Students selected for the program will work with staff scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development. Students will be exposed to the interdisciplinary character of this unique research facility through lectures by the staff and visiting scientists, seminar series, tours of the observatory facilities and frequent informal discussions with staff and scientists. Students are also expected to have the opportunity to conduct hands-on observing with the 305-m telescope.

 

Participating REU students will receive a $500-per-week stipend and reside in Visiting Scientist Quarters at the observatory, where meals are available in a cafeteria. Room and board will be covered.

 

Arecibo Observatory will conduct a summer student program, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico during Summer 2015. Areas of research include radio astronomy, solar system studies and atmospheric sciences. Students interested in electronic instrumentation are also encouraged to apply. The assistantships, which include a stipend, accommodation, and round trip airline tickets, are conducted during a flexible ten week period beginning in June. Students will have opportunities to visit many of the beautiful sites of Puerto Rico, which is a U.S. Commonwealth.

 

Undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who will be enrolled in a bachelor's degree program (part or full time) during Fall 2015 are eligible. Apply online at http://www.naic.edu/reu_program.html by January 26, 2015. For any questions, please contact reu-program@naic.edu. EOE/AAE

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