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Summer Research Program in Physics at Rensselaer

Primary Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
City: Troy
State: NY
Job Duration: June 2-August 10, 2010
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Elementary Particles and Fields
Physics Education Research
Description: 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: $4,400
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/16/2010
Job Website:
Additional Information: Participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the US or its possessions. Women and minorities (African American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Hispanic, and Native Pacific Islanders) are encouraged to apply.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Kristen Bryk
110 8th Street
Jonsson Rowland Science Center 1C25
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 276-6310
Fax: (518) 276-6680
Secondary Contact: Professor Gwo-Ching Wang
110 8th Street
Jonsson Rowland Science Center 1C25
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: (518) 276-8387
Fax: (518) 276-6680
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