Heliophysics Summer Research Opportunity for Undergraduates at
UAHuntsville and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Funded by the National Science Foundation
We will begin accepting applications for the 2013 REU on January 1, 2013
Scientist from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates in the summer of 2013. Ten undergraduates will be invited to Huntsville, Alabama for 10 weeks to engage in cutting edge heliophysics research with astrophysicists from UAHuntsville or NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). Students in this program will be paired with mentors specializing in heliophysics research from the solar interior to the heliopause, and include theory, modeling, computer simulations, data analysis and instrument design. At the end of the 10-week program, participants will be required to present their research experience. Additionally, some students may be selected to present their findings at a scientific conference.
- The 2013 REU will run from May 29 - August 3, 2013. Students must be available for the entire 10 weeks in order to participate in the program.
- Students will be provided a $4000 stipend for the summer. Additionally, a travel allowance, housing on UAHuntsville campus, and a $500 meal card will be provided.
- Heliophysics researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and NASA Marshall Space Center are both housed in the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) located on the UAHuntsville campus in Huntsville, Alabama.
Applicants should be full-time, undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.5 or better and planning to major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Students must be US citizens or green card holders in order to be considered for this program. Rising sophomores, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Huntsville, "The Rocket City", is an oasis of technology and research in northern Alabama, where cutting edge research has been taking place since the space race. It is home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and NASA Marshall Space and three 4-year universities. Huntsville, is consistently names as one of the best places in the country to live by a variety of publications and thus attracts people from all over the world. In addition to the space and rocket center, visitors can enjoy hiking on nearby Monte Sano, caving, camping, museums, historical landmarks and a variety of sanctuaries and parks.
To apply, fill out the form below and attach two letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts by April 1, 2013. Alternatively, submit the pdf application under downloads, two letters of recommendation, and transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This REU program is funded by the National Science Foundation.