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Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans Research Experience for Undergraduates

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Undergraduates - Senior

CIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, a ten-university Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF. CIAN offers a 10-week summer hands-on research program designed for undergraduate Native American students interested in exploring optics and photonics, as well as hydrology, astronomy, and environmental sciences research. Students will be assigned a hands-on research project that they will pursue throughout the 10 weeks of the program.

IOU-NA students will also participate in Native American focused workshops facilitated by University of Arizona's Native American-serving entities, gain hands-on experience in CIAN's culturally relevant two-week Native American focused Optics Research Workshop (ORW), attend presentations given by Native American STEM graduate students and Native American STEM faculty, as well as participate in other activities designed specially to support Native American Undergraduate students.

Native American undergraduates, attending a two or four-year college or tribal college, of all levels majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM). Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Arizona (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Atmospheric Sciences
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Optics & Photonics
STEM Fields

Collaborative Research
Computer Programming
Engineering Research
Laser Science & Technology
Nonlinear Optics
Optical Communications & Networking
Optical Engineering
Quantum Optics
Wireless Networks

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

Page last updated 10/27/2016
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