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Wyoming Infrared Observatory, REU

Primary Institution: University of Wyoming
Affiliation: University of Wyoming
City: Laramie
State: WY
Job Duration: 9-10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Description: The Wyoming Infrared Observatory (WIRO) is proud to offer its Summer Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (SURAP) to undergraduates throughout the nation. SURAP is part of the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Participants are chosen from a wide variety of academic institutions and geographical areas.

SURAP students work closely with their advisor. Students are chosen by the WIRO staff to work on specific projects that their advisors feel are compatible with the abilities and interests of the undergraduate. The projects are designed to be completed in the summer. Some of the SURAP projects over the past two years have been in the areas of observational cosmology, galactic structure, studies of star formation regions, cataclysmic variables, Io volcanism, and infrared instrumentation. Numerous summer projects have led to published papers with joint authorship by the advisor and SURAP student. All undergraduates will assist their advisors on the telescope during the summer.
Stipend: $400/week
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/15/2008
Job Website: http://wyoskies.uwyo.edu/surap/

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Ron Canterna
Dept of Physics and Astronomy
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071
Email: canterna@uwyo.edu
Phone: 307-766-2005
Fax: 307-766-2652