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Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, REU

Primary Institution: Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences
Affiliation: University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
City: Fayetteville
State: AR
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Description: The program starts on May 24, 2010.

The Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences sponsors a summer research program for undergraduate science and engineering majors.  Students in chemistry, physics, biology, electrical engineering, geosciences, mechanical engineering and chemical engineering are especially encouraged to apply.  In this ten week program, students will carry out research in the Center in one of the following areas:

    * Astrobiology
    * Astrophysics and astronomy
    * Mission design and engineering
    * Planetary atmospheres
    * Planetary geology and geophysics

Participants will receive funds in the amount of $6,500 that includes a meal allowance, travel allowance, and a housing allowance for on-campus accommodations.  In order to enhance the cohort experience, all participants are expected to live in on-campus housing.

In addition, $500 in travel support will be allotted for each participant to attend a national or regional conference during the academic year following the period of summer research.  To complement their research experience, participants will engage in a weekly seminar program and several field trips including a visit to the NASA's Johnson Space Center (expenses paid by program).  The program will end with a meeting during the final week of the program at which participants will present the results of their summer projects.  Application details are available below.
Stipend: $6,500
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Meal Allowance
Application Deadline: 01/31/2010
Job Website: http://spacecenter.uark.edu/97.htm
Additional Information: Students can submit their applications on-line on the Space Center Web site.  Please visit the web site for more information and to see work from our REU Alumni.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Jessica Park
202 Old Museum Building
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Email: csaps@uark.edu
Phone: 479-575-7625
Fax: 479-575-7778