Astrobiology research at JPL and Caltech
Spend 10 weeks in the summer working with scientists at JPL and Caltech, two of the leading science research centers in the world. CAMPARE projects at these sites include:
- Formation Mechanisms for Dunes Observed on Titan
- Preliminary Analysis of WISE/NEOWISE 3-band Cryogenic and Post-Cryogenic Observations of Main Belt Asteroids
- Instrumentation for Helioseismographic Observations of the Structure and Dynamics of the Solar Chromosphere and the Overlying Corona
- Planetary Atmospheres Outside the Solar System
What is it?
Students will work for 10 weeks in the summer with scientists at JPL and Caltech on projects spanning the fields of astronomy, planetary and space science, and solar physics.
Who should apply?
Applicants must be United States Citizens or Permanent Residents and at least 18 years of age by the beginning of the program. Applicants must be enrolled in one of the CAMPARE participating institutions at the time of their application. Participants may not have graduated from their 4-year institution before the beginning of the summer internship, but community college students may be in the process of transferring to a 4-year institution.
To be eligible for the program, applicants must be have completed a full year of college-level physics by Summer 2014. Preference will be given to students with additional physics coursework.
When and How to Apply
Indicate their names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses in your on-line application where appropriate. It is your responsibility to confirm that these letters have been sent and failure to obtain these two letters will render your application incomplete and lead to its rejection without review.
Successful students will be notified in March. The research program runs Monday, June 16th to Friday, August 22nd 2014 (10 weeks). The dates of the education/public outreach program at the University of Arizona will determined by the dates of Astronomy Camp and in consultation with the Director, Dr. Don McCarthy.
$5000 for the full 10 weeks - in addition, participants will be provided with housing. Travel reimbursement is up to $500 for travel from home or campus to the Southern California area.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. AST-1322432.