Arecibo Observatory REU Summer Assistantship Program

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 Deadline: 

January 27, 2014
   

Start Date: 

Summer
   

Duration: 

10 Weeks, May through August, 2014
   

Location: 

Arecibo, Puerto Rico
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

Each summer, Arecibo Observatory hosts at least six students and one Puerto Rican teacher for 10 weeks. The students work with staff scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development programs. Research may be conducted in atmospheric science, radio astronomy, or planetary radar astronomy. The students are exposed to the interdisciplinary character of this unique research facility through lectures by the staff and visiting scientists, tours of the Observatory facilities, hands-on labs, and frequent informal discussions with graduate students and scientists. A seminar series provides the students with a background in the major areas of research conducted at the Observatory and introduces them to the exciting science currently being done here. Students usually have the opportunity to conduct their own independent group observing experiments with the telescope.
   

Benefits: 

Stipend of $500/week, on-site housing and round-trip airfare.

   

Major(s): 

Physics
Earth & Environmental Science
Electrical Engineering
ICS

   

GPA: 

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: 
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other: Official Transcripts
 

Contact: 

Ms. Carmen Rosario
HC 3 Box 53995
Arecibo Observatory
Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00612
Phone: 787.878.2612, ext 303     Fax: 787.879.4415
Email: reu-program@naic.edu

 

Program Website: 

http://www.naic.edu/reu_program.html
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