Applications to the Research Experience for Undergraduates at the SETI Institute are Now Open!

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The application process for the SETI Institute’s Research Experienc... is now open, and the application deadline is February 1, 2018.

2018 will mark the 13th year that the SETI Institute’s REU program has hosted students who will be paired with SETI Institute research scientists for a ten-week summer internship program, June 17, 2018 – August 25, 2018. Funded by the National Science Foundation, projects span the field of astrobiology including microbiology, planetary geology, observational astronomy, and, of course, SETI.

This year we plan to accept ten students. Available mentors for the 2018 program includePascal LeeVirginia GulickJanice BishopDavid Summers, Ann Marie Cody, Peter JenniskensLori FentonJill TarterGerry HarpDoug CaldwellCristina Dalle OreFranck Marchis, and Matthew Tiscareno.

The SETI Institute’s REU program is open to current sophomore and junior undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Participants will receive a stipend of $5,000 and be provided with dormitory housing.  Additional funding is available for travel to and from the San Francisco Bay Area, and to help selected students present the results of their research at a professional meeting. 

In addition to working with research scientists at the SETI Institute and the nearby NASA Ames Research Center, the program includes a trip to the SETI Institute’s Allen Telescope Array in Hat Creek, CA, as well as a field experience at hydrothermal systems at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Other student field trips will include Lick Observatory, the NASA Ames wind tunnel, and other locations of scientific interest. At the end of the summer, students will give presentations of their research projects.

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