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Space Grant undergraduate research at Cornell University

Primary Institution: New York Space Grant Consortium
State: NY
Job Duration: 8-10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0 out of 4.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Various sciences, Various engineering
Description: The New York Space Grant Consortium will provide $4,500 stipends for undergraduate students to conduct science and engineering research for 8 to 10 weeks in the summer.  World-class Cornell professors and researchers will mentor students in the following project areas:

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- Graeme Bailey (Computer Science): "Exploration of Psychological Feedback Systems in Immersive Virtual Environments" and "Modelling Human Movement"
- Mark Campbell (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering): "Human-Robotic Systems for Exploration"
- Kerry Cook (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences): "African Drought and Monsoon Breaks"
- James Lloyd (Astronomy): "Planets Orbiting the Smallest Stars"
- Matthew Pritchard (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences): "Monitoring Volcanic Deformation in the Andes from Space"
- Saul Teukolsky (Physics & Astronomy): "Computer Visualization of Black Holes from Supercomputer Simulations"
- Marjolein van der Meulen (Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering): "Bone Strength and Load-Bearing Function of the Skeleton"
- Charles Williamson (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering): "The Aircraft Wake Phenomenon", "The Vortex-Induced Vibration Problem", and "Digital Particle Image Velocimetry Technique"

To receive Space Grant funding, undergraduate student must (1) be a United States citizen, (2) be a New York state resident or attend a New York college/university, and (3) be a rising junior or senior undergradate (outstanding rising sophomores may be considered).

>>Download the Cornell summer research application form (PDF file)

February 14, 2007 is the deadline for receipt of all applications and supporting materials in the NY Space Grant office.  Student selections will be announced in March 2007.
Stipend: $4500
Application Deadline: 02/14/2007
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Erica Miles
517 Space Sciences Bldg.
Ithaca, NY 14853-6801
Phone: 607-255-2710
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