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REU in physics

Primary Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Affiliation: Department of Physics
City: Troy
State: NY
Job Duration: May 30, 2012 to August 7, 2012
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Biology/Life Science
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Elementary Particles and Fields
Electrical Engineering
Description: Overview


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Each participant in this program becomes a member of one of the research groups in the department. The participant is part of the "team", together with the faculty members, the post-doctoral associates, if any, and the graduate students. Participants attend all research group meetings to get an overall view of their own project and how it fits into the goals of the group.

In addition to the research group meetings, the participants are also asked to attend a weekly seminar, field trips, and lab tours. This gives them a chance to interact with the others in the program. At these seminars we may have outside speakers or reports from the participants.

Midway through the program, each participant presents a 10-minute oral progress report and a written progress report. During the last week of the program, each participant prepares a poster and a final written report based on his or her research accomplishments during the summer. Participants have full use of institute, departmental, and group facilities, including libraries, computer facilities, shops, recreational and sports facilities, and so on.
Stipend: $4400 for 10 weeks
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/15/2012
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Additional Information: Students interested in participating in this program must complete an application. Completed applications and supporting materials must be received by February 15, 2012. Please note: if you do not receive confirmation of receipt of the application, please e-mail Joan Perras.

The completed application includes the following items and should be submitted to the Staff REU Coordinator, Joan Perras. See the address given below:

    * An up-to-date official transcript.
    * Two faculty recommendations, stressing possible research potential.
    * A brief essay (less than one page) by the applicant stating career goals and how this program will fit into these plans. Mention any relevant experience that you have, for examples, honors, awards, recognition, work experience in labs (instructional or research), electronics, computer interfacing, design, construction, computer programming and languages, etc.
    * Completion of the online application form, including first and second choice of subfields of physics (not the specific project).

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Gwo-Ching Wang
Physics Department 1C25 Science Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 5182768387
Fax: 5182766680
Secondary Contact: Joan Perras
Physics Department 1C25 Science Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 5182764881
Fax: 5182766680