REU Site: Preparing a Diverse Workforce through Interdisciplinary Astrophysics Research

Title 
REU Site: Preparing a Diverse Workforce through Interdisciplinary Astrophysics Research
Institution 
Northwestern University
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
Evanston
State 
IL
Field 
Astrophysics, with connections to Physics, Earth and Planetary Science, Applied Mathematics, and Computer Science
Start Date 
6/24/18
End Date 
8/18/18
Stipend 
$4500 (9-weeks)
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
2/1/18
Description 
Our CIERA REU program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to pursue an astrophysics-based interdisciplinary research project over the summer in collaboration with Northwestern University faculty in Astronomy, Applied Math, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Science, Electrical Engineering, High Performance Computing (HPC) and Computer Science, and/or Physics, on a variety topics all connected to astrophysics. Projects use Northwestern’s Quest HPC Cluster, Fermilab, Argonne National Laboratory, and faculty instrumentation labs. Our CIERA REU includes a directed research project, computer programming tutorials, science communication and writing workshops, research talks by faculty, grad school and career panel discussions, organized field trips to Fermilab, Yerkes Observatory, and The Adler Planetarium, and other social events. The stipend is $4500 (9-weeks) + travel + on-campus housing + funding to present your research at the following winter AAS meeting.
Qualifications 
Must be enrolled as a full time undergraduate student in the following year at a University. Prior research experience not required. Some computer coding experience desired. Only US citizens can receive funding, though non-US-citizens can apply if they can provide their own funding.
Contact 
Aaron Geller
URL 
http://ciera.northwestern.edu/Education/REU
Email 
CIERA-REU@northwestern.edu
Number of Participants 
8
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
no