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Veteran Research Supplement with the Center for Integrated Access Networks


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Description:
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs during the academic year and summer to participate in research that is creating ultra-broadband communication for the next generation internet. Participants will be given consultation and financial support to obtain real hands-on research experience in optical communications, thus preparing or expanding the career potential for participants both in the classroom and in the workforce.

WHAT IS CIAN?

CIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, a ten-university Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF. CIAN is working towards creating transformative optical technologies to enable an affordable faster internet for the future. CIAN aspires to create a technological revolution in internet access speeds. Veteran students will conduct research in a cross-disciplinary setting collaborating with faculty, graduate students, research engineers, post-docs, and other students. Also, the program will develop partnerships between the mentors, faculty, and veteran students to develop effective means of transferring STEM (optical communication and networking) knowledge.

DEADLINE

Applications are considered as they are received, positions are available until filled. Limited positions are available.

STIPEND

A stipend of up to $5,000 or $10,000 is available.

RESEARCH TOPICS MAY INCLUDE:

Optical telecommunication, fiber optics, fiber lasers and amplifiers Nonlinear photonics and high speed optical switching Integrated optics including waveguide amplifiers, lasers, and modulators

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

University students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) as an undergraduate or graduate student and who are also veterans of the United States Military. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. US Citizenship or permanent residency is required.
opportunity

Participating Institution(s):
This program has 10 participating institutions.
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University of Arizona (Lead)
California Institute of Technology
Columbia University
Cornell University
Norfolk State University
Tuskegee University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of Southern California

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Computational Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Information Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Optics & Photonics
Physics
STEM Fields
Telecommunications

Keywords:
Computational Optical Sensing
Material Design
Optical Communications & Networking
Optical Engineering
Optical Systems
Technology Transfer

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


Page last updated 12/5/2017
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