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Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Materials Physics

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Undergraduates are invited to apply for a paid 10-week summer research internship in the physics department at Georgetown University. Participants work with faculty and graduate-student mentors on a focused research project in materials physics. Taking advantage of the university's location in Washington, DC, the program also features a science-and-society component that gives students an opportunity to explore the connection between scientific research and the world outside the laboratory. In addition, the program offers professional development workshops and social and networking activities.

Research opportunities: experimental, computational, and theoretical projects in biological physics, hard condensed matter, soft matter, micro and nano technologies, optics and imaging, quantum computation, and statistical physics.

Science policy activities: Many grand challenges facing society have a significant scientific component. Addressing problems like climate change, rising energy demands, and nuclear proliferation requires sustained communication between scientists and policy makers. Participants will engage with a variety of scientists working in the policy arena to learn about how science and scientists contribute to public policy.

Stipend: Participants receive a $6000 stipend, housing in a residence hall on campus, and up to $500 for travel expenses.

Application Deadline: 2/20/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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Georgetown University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Materials Science & Engineering

Condensed Matter Physics
Materials Theory
Nanoscale Devices
Soft Materials
Solid State Physics

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

Page last updated 5/19/2022
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