Research Experience for Undergraduates Program/Graduate Summer Research Assistantships

Title 
Research Experience for Undergraduates Program/Graduate Summer Research Assistantships
Institution 
National Solar Observatory/AURA Inc.
Institution Type 
private
City 
Tucson, AZ and Sunspot, NM
State 
AZ and NM
Field 
Astronomy/Solar Physics
Start Date 
May 1, 2013
End Date 
August 30, 2013
Stipend 
provided students $750.00 week for REU; $800.00/week for SRA Program
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
January 31, 2013
Description 
One of NSO’s most important activities is providing opportunities for students and teachers to work with our scientists for up to three months during the summer at our observatories in Sunspot, NM, and at Kitt Peak and Tucson, AZ. The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and the Summer Research Assistantship (SRA) programs give students real-world experience working with us and mentorships that help start careers in solar physics. The Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) program is similar, with the expectation that teachers will develop lesson plans for their students and share with them the excitement of studying our home star. Finally, the International Research Experience for U.S. Graduate Students (IRES) provides an opportunity for students to work with the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in Bangalore and get their first international research experiences.
Qualifications 
REU program applicants must have completed freshman year and not a college graduate. SRA program applicants must be enrolled or projected to be enrolled in Graduate School in fall of 2013.
Contact 
Jackie Diehl
URL 
http://www.eo.nso.edu/students
Email 
jdiehl@nso.edu
Number of Participants 
8-10
Housing Provided 
no
Subsistence Provided 
no

Some travel support is available.