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Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Primary Institution: The National Optical Astronomy Observatory
City: Tucson
State: AZ
Job Duration: 10-12 weeks from June to August
Class Requirement: any undergraduate - seniors must graduate after September 2011
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Description: The KPNO REU program provides an exceptional opportunity for undergraduates considering a career in science to engage in substantive research activities with 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 NOAOwhich 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. To augment student's research, obsevational time is spent at Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Stipend: A salary of $750 per week
Benefits: Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 01/31/2013
Job Website:
Additional Information: Students are responsible for their own summer housing although staff does provide area options.

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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