In summer 2015, Texas A&M University-Commerce will again offer the NSF-funded Physics and Astronomy REU program specifically designed for students currently studying in 2-year colleges around the country. Students will be paid $5,000 salary, travel and free housing on our campus for 10 weeks from June 7 to August 14. More information about our program and the application form can be found on the program website (see below)
Application Deadline: March 31st
Program Dates: June 7th-August 14th
Location: Commerce, Texas
Requirements: Must be a current student at a 2-year (community) college; US. Citizen or permanent resident
Program Website: http://www.tamuc.edu/academics/colleges/scienceEngineeringAgriculture/departments/physicsAstronomy/phas.reu/TAMUC-REU.pdf
“University of Washington astronomer Eric Agol played a key role in the windfall of 715 new exoplanets announced by NASA Feb. 26. Agol was on a team that found seven of those worlds, all in orbit around the same star, Kepler-90. It’s the first planetary system with seven planets seen to transit, or cross in front of their host star.
Agol, colleague Josh Carter of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and co-authors discovered the multiple planets (though other teams published findings before them) and helped confirm the high likelihood that the grouping is in fact a planetary system. News reports note that an amateur astronomer assisted in identifying the seventh planet.”
Read the press release here.
The University of South Carolina Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a NEW NSF REU this summer.
- Cutting-edge research with physics and astronomy faculty members (Descriptions here: http://www.physics.sc.edu/REU/REUAreas.html)
- Weekly workshops for professional development: research strategies, intellectual property, communication skills
- Social activities and outings to local attractions
- End of summer symposium
- 10 weeks May 25 – August 1 for 8 students
- Stipend: $5000
- Housing and meals included
- Travel reimbursement, up to $400
Application DEADLINE: February 28
Application and more information: http://www.physics.sc.edu/REU/REU.html
For questions and to apply, contact Professor Brett Altschul at baltschu[at]physics.sc.edu