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NASA/New York Space Grant Undergraduate Summer Research Program at Cornell University

Primary Institution: New York Space Grant Consortium
State: NY
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
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 $5,000 stipends for undergraduate students to conduct science and engineering research for 10 weeks in the summer. World-class Cornell professors and researchers will mentor students in the following project areas:

[Project descriptions are PDF files -- click here to download Adobe Reader software]

- Joseph Burns (Astronomy): "Images and Analysis of Saturn's Rings"
- Mark Campbell (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering): "Robotic Systems for Planetary Exploration"
- James Lloyd (Astronomy): "Planets Orbiting the Smallest Stars"
- Matthew Pritchard (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences): "Measuring Ground Deformation from Space..."
- Saul Teukolsky (Physics and Astronomy): "Computer Visualization of Black Holes from Supercomputer Simulations"
- Charles Williamson (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering): Fluid Dynamics Research Projects

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

APPLICATION:
>> Download the Cornell summer research application form (PDF file) [click here to download Adobe Reader software]

DEADLINES AND NOTIFICATION:
February 13, 2008 is the deadline for receipt of all applications and supporting materials in the NY Space Grant office.
Students chosen for this program will be notified in March 2008.
Stipend: $5000
Application Deadline: 02/13/2008
Job Website: http://astrosun2.astro.cornell.edu/specialprograms/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