There are opportunities for gaining research experience in physics and astronomy while an undergraduate at VU. Some of these opportunities allow the student to work directly with members of the physics and astronomy faculty in the research they are doing. In other instances this might be research done at a national laboratory or at another university research center. Each summer many of our students are engaged in such research activities and tell us about them at our colloquium in the fall when they return.
These students did research in summer --
Announcements for VU research opportunities for summer, 2008
When posted, you will find an application form which you can print and submit if you are interested in being considered for one of these positions. Remeber:
to get a better idea of what the experience will be like.
Other research opportunities for summer, 2008
NSF has a website you can use to search for REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) programs around the country.
There are 55 listed just for Physics and 24 listed for Astronomy. There are also postings for Atmospheric science, Polar programs, Earth sciences, etc.
Deadlines aren't listed, so you'll have to contact the reprentative listed to find out more information, or go to the school's webpage and look for their REU information.
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Program
~Deadline February 1, 2008~
APPLY ONLINE NOW~ www.scied.science.doe.gov ~APPLY ONLINE NOW
Must submit a completed application
Must submit Two Letters of Recommendation
ORNL Education Program Contacts:
Ebony Vauss, (865) 576-3426, firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Howard, (865) 241-6395, email@example.com
Meteorology and Astmospheric Science Opportunities
SOARS: www.soars.ucar.edu (application deadline is Feb 1), firstname.lastname@example.org
For science, math, engineering and social science students interested in understanding the atmosphere and using that understanding to improve life on Earth.
Aimed at increasing diversity by encouraging minorities, female, and first-generation college students.
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