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REU in Astronomy, Space and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arkansas

Primary Institution: Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences
Affiliation: University of Arkansas
City: Fayetteville
State: AR
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: 2.8/4.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Biology/Life Science
Environmental Science
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Planetary Geology, Astrobiology, Cosmochemistry
Description: The Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences sponsors a summer research program for undergraduate science and engineering majors.  Students in chemistry, physics, biology, electrical engineering, geosciences, mechanical engineering and chemical engineering are especially encouraged to apply.  In this ten week program, students will carry out research in the Center in one of the following areas:

Astrophysics and astronomy
Mission design and engineering
Planetary atmospheres
Planetary geology and geophysics

Participants will receive funds in the amount of $6,500 that includes a meal allowance, travel allowance, and a housing allowance for on-campus accommodations.  In order to enhance the cohort experience, all participants are expected to live in on-campus housing.

In addition, $500 in travel support will be allotted for each participant to attend a national or regional conference during the academic year following the period of summer research.  To complement their research experience, participants will engage in a weekly seminar program and several field trips including a visit to the NASA's Johnson Space Center (expenses paid by program).  The program will end with a meeting during the final week of the program at which participants will present the results of their summer projects.
Stipend: $4500
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Conference travel funds
Application Deadline: 02/15/2011
Job Website:
Additional Information: TO APPLY:  Applicants should submit an online application at and send the following to Jessica Park at the contact address below:

Official transcript
Two letters of reference
Personal Statement describing your future educational and professional goals and how this REU experience will contribute to these goals

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Katherine Dreier
Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences
202 Old Museum Building
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479 575-7625
Fax: 479 575-7778
Secondary Contact: Julia Kennefick
226 Physics Building
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479 575-5916
Fax: 479 575-4580
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