Research/Internship Opportunity Detail Page
National Institute of Standards and Technology, REU
|Primary Institution:||U. S. Dept of Commerce|
|Affiliation:||U. S. Dept of Commerce|
|Job Duration:||up to 12 weeks|
|Class Requirement:||Completed Freshman Year
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Plasmas and Beam Physics
Sound and Acoustics
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
|Description:||The Physics Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has a 9- to 12-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program providing hands-on research experience in Atomic, Molecular, Optical, Radiation and Chemical Physics. Located just outside Washington, DC, available research opportunities include:
Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy
Atoms and Molecules on Surfaces
Collisions of Atoms and Molecules
Industrial Radiation Dosimetry
Laser Cooling and Trapping Optical/Infrared Detector Development
Physics of Radiation Therapy
QED Effects on Atomic Structure
-- and many others
Further information on many of these opportunities can be obtained by looking at the descriptions of ongoing Physics Laboratory research given in the Guide to NIST. An informational video can be viewed at http://www.surf.nist.gov/video.htm.
The Fellowship will include a stipend, and travel and housing allowances. Note that applications for participation in the SURF program are only accepted from colleges or universities, and not from individual students.
Student Eligibility Criteria
--Intent to pursue a Ph.D. in atomic, molecular, optical, radiation, medical, or chemical physics.
--GPA of 3.0/4.0, or better.
--Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident at a U.S. academic institution.
--Two letters of recommendation into the program by physics, chemistry or engineering professors/department chairs, student transcript, and letter of intent/personal statement
Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information
NIST, 100 Bureau Dr., Stop 8400
Building 221, Room B160
Gaithersburg, MD 20899