Research/Internship Opportunity Detail Page
National Center for Atmopsheric Research
|Primary Institution:||University Center for Atmosperhic Research|
|Affiliation:||University Center for Atmosperhic Research|
|Class Requirement:||Completed Freshman Year
|Discipline(s):||Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
|Description:||High Altitude Observatory
2007 Summer Undergraduate Student Visitor Appointments
THE SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT VISITOR PROGRAM
The High Altitude Observatory (HAO) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research
(NCAR) has available summer appointments for college undergraduate students who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. The aim of the program is to foster interest in solar physics, solar-terrestrial physics, and related astrophysics among qualified students contemplating graduate studies. Successful participants in the undergraduate program who elect to pursue Ph.D. studies in these areas would enjoy a competitive advantage in applying for an HAO-funded graduate assistantship. A strong background in basic physics, and experience in electromagnetic theory, classical mechanics, and quantum physics is highly desirable. All appointments will be made on the basis of demonstrated academic ability and scientific research potential.
HAO is located in Boulder, Colorado, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. At HAO, theoretical, experimental, observational, and interpretive research is conducted in solar physics, solar-terrestrial physics, and related astrophysics. The study of the earth's upper atmosphere, planetary, stellar, and other astrophysical systems
related to those of the sun are also encouraged. Radiative transfer, hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, radiation hydrodynamics, and plasma physics are pursued for both
their fundamental physical interests and their applications in the above areas of research.
Other divisions of NCAR conduct research into cloud physics, the development of
convective storms, atmospheric chemistry, air-sea interactions, numerical modeling
of global weather patterns, the earth's climate, and numerous other atmospheric phenomena. In addition, within close proximity to HAO are a variety of scientific institutions, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics and
the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado.
Thus, students awarded an appointment will be in a position to acquaint themselves
with active research in a broad range of disciplines.
PROSPECTIVE SUMMER PROJECTS
Students selected for the program will have an opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of modern scientific research while engaged in carefully tailored studies under the supervision of staff members. Since only one student will be working on a
given project, each can expect to receive the full benefit of individual attention.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
The term of appointment for summer undergraduates is three months including the months of June, July, and August. A degree of flexibility is possible on dates of arrival and departure. Students will receive monthly support of $1,800, which is expected to cover travel expenses
to and from HAO and living expenses in Boulder. Also, certain employee benefits are available in accordance with NCAR policy, and NCAR will provide assistance in locating Boulder accommodations.
|Stipend:||$1,800 / month|
Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307