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2016 Summer Internship at UCSD – App. Deadline Feb. 26th

UCSD Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship Program 2016

Application Deadline: February 26th, 2016


Quick Facts
Dates: Internship begins June 1st (10 week program)
University of California: San Diego (La Jolla, California)
currently 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year undergraduate student; U.S. citizen or permanent resident
$14/hour, no more than 40 hours per week
Apply here: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl/mpl-summer-internship-program

See Program Flyer here: Summer Internship Flyer


Are you contemplating a career in scientific research and development?

The Marine Physical Laboratory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is currently seeking inquisitive, motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science to apply for the 2016 MPL Summer Internship Program.

Undergraduate college students majoring in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Geology are encouraged to apply. This ten-week internship will offer qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world and learn about marine science and technology while earning a modest salary.

About You
* Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a college or university with a major applicable to research done at MPL and NOT in your senior year.
* Considering a career in scientific research
* Available to start at MPL in La Jolla, CA on or after June 1, 2016, and work the duration of the internship, ten consecutive weeks from the start date, for 40 hours per week at a salary of $14/hr.
* A U.S. citizen or permanent resident and NOT a previous MPL intern
* OK with working a short distance from some of Southern California’s best beaches and surf

About Us
The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and lab at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Originally established as a Navy-orientated research laboratory in 1946, MPL has maintained a strong multidisciplinary research program consisting entirely of sponsored projects, with a large sponsorship from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Research Highlights

  • Whale Acoustics
  • Coastal Observatory Development
  • Whole Sky Imager
  • Observations of Waves and Currents Nearshore
  • Time Reversal Mirror in the Ocean
  • Air-Sea Interaction Research
  • Optical and Ancillary Measurements at High Latitudes in Support of the MODIS Ocean Validation Program
  • Reference Materials for Oceanic Carbon Dioxide Measurements

How to Apply
* Visit https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl/mpl-summer-internship-program to complete the application online
* Applications will be accepted online from December 21,  2015, through February 26, 2016
* Decisions will be emailed to applicants by the end of April

More Information
Marine Physical Laboratory: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl
Scripps Institution of Oceanography:  https://scripps.ucsd.edu
University of California, San Diego:  http://ucsd.edu


Undergraduate Research in Marine Sciences – Maryland Sea Grant REU

Applications due: February 15, 2016

Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science.  http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/REU

Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay.


– Program Flyer download http://bit.ly/1icIKEw

– 12 week program: May 22 to August 12, 2016.

– $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution

– Applications due: February 15, 2016

– Application and guidance http://ww2.mdsg.umd.edu/reu/apply/index.php

We select undergraduates in diverse disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

We are particularly interested in supporting talented students from institutions where access to marine science and to research projects is limited and who are from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at reu@mdsg.umd.edu.

Best Regards,

Mike Allen

Physics & Astronomy Research Experience for Community College Students – March 31st Deadline

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)

Quick Facts

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

Paid Summer Internships at NASA

1. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., leads the world in scientific discovery and understanding. Goddard is the home of innovative Earth science, astrophysics, heliophysics and planetary science. The center’s diverse and talented team is responsible for each breakthrough emerging from Goddard laboratories.  From high school interns to accomplished Nobel Prize winners, each member of the Goddard team plays a vital role in mission success.

Goddard is a science and engineering Center, with enabling technologies like computer science and IT management, to support missions to explore and observe the Earth from space, the study of the sun, exploration of the solar system, and to address big questions such as the origins of life on Earth.

GSFC studies the Earth from space with missions like the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission, or GPM.  GPM is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours, and is scheduled for launch on February 27th.

GSFC studies the Universe and is now building the James Webb Space Telescope.  Scheduled for launch in 2018, the JWST is a large space observatory that will operate in an orbit some 1 million miles from Earth to find the first galaxies that formed in the early universe.

To learn more about available summer internships, visit: http://intern.nasa.gov

2. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA offers internships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. Students are engaged in research projects under the guidance of JPL scientists and engineers, and experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity. Their goal is to further students’ pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Research projects are offered in areas such as computer science, robotics, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, astrophysics, electrical engineering, as well as planetary, geological and biological sciences. In August 2013, JPL was named one of “The 10 Most Awesome College Labs of 2013” by Popular Science.

To learn more about the research conducted at JPL or to contact them, please visit: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/,

Summer Research Program: USC REU in Physics & Astronomy

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  

Research Opportunity: Search for New Physics with ATLAS at the LHC

Con­tact Name: Shih-Chieh Hsu

Con­tact Email: schsu[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Physics/EE


My group is searching for new physics beyond the Standard Model to address big questions remained after the Higgs discovery. The big questions include existence of extra dimension, the ultimate mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking, the quest of large energy scale difference between the Planck scale and the electroweak scale.

Students will learn hadron collider physics, Monte Carlo simulation, statistical analysis and computing skills – C++ and Linux.


PHYS 226 or equivalent knowledge. C++/Linux skill is preferable.

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Women in Physics Mixer

Society of Women in Physics

This Friday (November 15) at 4:00 pm in C520, the Society of Women in Physics is organizing a Women in Physics Mixer to connect undergrads to grads, postdocs, faculty, and staff in physics. The goal of the event is to foster a sense of community, particularly among women in the physics department, and encourage undergrads to feel supported in their pursuit of a physics major. This is a great opportunity to network with giants in the field as well as graduate students; everyone interested in networking with women physicists is welcome!

Plus, we’ll have free Mexican munchies and virgin cocktails! This event is all-gender inclusive and kid-friendly; hope to see you there!