ISP Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

Title 
ISP Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
Institution 
Washington State University
Institution Type 
undergraduate and graduate research
City 
Pullman
State 
Washington
Field 
Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science
Start Date 
May 29, 2014
End Date 
August 1, 2014
Stipend 
$5000
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
February 21, 2014
Description 
The SURE program goal is to provide undergraduate students in the Physical Sciences and Engineering the opportunity to perform hands-on experiments in a world class research organization. Students will have the opportunity to undertake experimental investigations of condensed matter phenomena at extreme conditions. Using state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostics, material response is examined at different length scales in real time during shock wave and static high-pressure experiments. Understanding condensed matter response at conditions relevant to dynamic loading (shock wave or shockless compression) and static high pressure has been central to advances in fundamental science and modern technology.
Qualifications 
Participants must be currently registered at a four year college and have achieved either sophomore or junior standing in physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, or materials science. In addition, students must be U.S. citizens or have U.S. permanent residency status.
Contact 
Sheila Heyns
URL 
http://shock.wsu.edu/education/undergraduate-research
Email 
shockphysics@wsu.edu
Number of Participants 
4-6
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
no