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CIERA Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Astrophysics in its Modern Interdisciplinary Context


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

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
Northwestern University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) is the proud host of a NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

21st century astrophysics is by nature interdisciplinary. Astronomers today work in collaboration and/or use methods developed by computer scientists, chemists, engineers, planetary scientists, mathematicians, etc. to address the most interesting questions about our Universe. The most innovative approaches stem from these interdisciplinary collaborations. Our REU program provides students the opportunity to pursue an astrophysics-based interdisciplinary research project in collaboration with Northwestern University faculty in Astronomy, Applied Math, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Science (EPS), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (CS), and/or Physics.

The stipend for our REU students is $4500 ($500 per week for 9 weeks). We also provide funding to cover travel to/from Chicago for students joining us from outside the Chicago area. We cover the cost of on-campus housing, and we also provide financial support for each student to present their summer research at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.


Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
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Participating Institution(s):
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Northwestern University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aerospace Engineering
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Computational Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Mathematics
Physics
Statistics
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Computational Statistics
Data Analysis
Data Science
Mathematical Modelling
Physical Sciences
Planetary Science
Quantitative Analysis

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


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