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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"

ELIGIBILITY:
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).

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

DEADLINES AND NOTIFICATION:
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
Job Website: http://astro.cornell.edu/spacegrant/undergrad.html#sg_cornell

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Erica Miles
517 Space Sciences Bldg.
Ithaca, NY 14853-6801
Email: spacegrant@astro.cornell.edu
Phone: 607-255-2710
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