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Constellation Undergraduate Summer Program (CUSP)

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The Constellation Undergraduate Summer Program (CUSP) is an REU program that provides undergraduate research opportunities to work in High Energy Density Physics (HEDP). The Constellation Fellows are paired with host mentors that are some of the world's pioneers and leaders in HEDP that comprise a nationwide network including UC San Diego, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, the University of Chicago, and Florida A&M University. Research projects are related to the experimental, theoretical and computational study of material properties and energy transport of matter under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure. This research provides a unique blend of Fusion Energy Sciences, Computational & Experimental Plasma Physics, Nuclear Physics, Planetary Science and Astrophysics and employs some of the nation's fastest supercomputers and cutting-edge facilities related to understanding matter under extreme conditions.
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Application Deadline: 4/1/2018

Program Dates: 7/1/2018 - 8/31/2018

Participating Institution(s):
This program has 8 participating institutions.
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University of California, San Diego (Lead)
Florida A&M University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of Chicago
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Santa Cruz

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Computational Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Optics & Photonics

Fusion Energy Science
Nuclear Physics
Numerical Modeling
Planetary Science
Plasma Physics

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

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