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SETI Institute REU in Astrobiology

Primary Institution: SETI Institute
City: Mountain View
State: CA
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Description: The SETI Institute (, a non-profit private scientific
research institution located in California's Silicon Valley, invites
you to apply for a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
program for highly motivated students interested in
astrobiology research. You will work with scientists at the SETI
Institute and at the nearby NASA Ames Research Center on
projects spanning the field of astrobiology from microbiology
to to planetary geology to observational astronomy.
The program includes a week-long field trip to the SETI Institute's
Allen Telescope Array, located at the Hat Creek Radio Astronomy
Observatory in Northern California, as well as a field
experience at hydrothermal systems at nearby Lassen Volcanic
National Park. Students will also participate in local field trips
to places like The Tech Museum and Chabot Space and Science
Center and other nearby locations of scientific interest,
and attend seminars, lectures, and discussions on astrobiology.
You will live in dormitory housing near the NASA Ames Research Center
and observatory facilities at Hat Creek. At the end of the summer you
will give presentations on your research projects, and the best projects
will be selected for submission to a national scientific conference, which the
selected students will be funded to attend.
Stipend: Student stipend is $4500 ($450/week) and a $50/week food allowance
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/02/2009
Job Website:

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Cynthia Phillips
SETI Institute
515 N. Whisman Rd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: 650-810-0230
Fax: 650-962-9419
Secondary Contact: Sue Lehr
SETI Institute
515 N. Whisman Rd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: 650-960-4526
Fax: 650-962-9419
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