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Kitt Peak Summer 2010 Research Experience for Undergraduates

Primary Institution: The National Optical Astronomy Observatory
City: Tucson
State: AZ
Job Duration: June-September *(10-12 weeks)
Class Requirement: freshman through Junior (if senior must graduate after September 2010)
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: N/A
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Physics Education Research
Description: The KPNO REU program provides an exceptional opportunity for undergraduates considering a career in science to engage in substantive research activities with NOAO scientists working in the forefront of contemporary astrophysics. Each REU student is hired as a full-time research assistant to work on specific aspects of major ongoing research projects at NOAO which include the origin, nature, and evolution of stars, galaxies and stellar systems, observational cosmology, analysis of Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope images,and Kepler Mission light curves. As part of their research activities, REU students gain first-hand experience with KPNO's state-of-the-art telescopes and develop expertise in astronomical data reduction and analysis.
Stipend: $650 pere week, travel to/from Tucson up to $550
Benefits: Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 01/29/2010
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Kathie Coil
950 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: 520 318-8230
Fax: 520 318-8451
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