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Physics Undergrad Summer Research - TREND (Teaching and Research Experiences in Nonlinear Dynamics)

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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.

TREND is a paid Physics summer research experience for undergrads (funded by NSF) focused on nonlinear dynamics. Physics, mathematics, and engineering students from institutions across the country come to UMD' for 10 weeks to collaborate with scientists conducting research in the topics listed below. Students also participate in professional development and community-building/networking activities.

What will I get?

- 10 weeks of mentored research experience in some of the best nonlinear dynamics labs)

- $5,400 stipend + $600 food allowance

- Travel funds to UMD and back home

- Housing at UMD for the summer (with 9 other TREND students)

- $500 after the summer to present your research at a conference

- Summer-long social justice in science dialogues

- Practice and mentoring with oral, visual, written and multimedia communication skills, as well as career development

- Outreach opportunities

- Local tours: Goddard Space Flight Center, NIST

Projects topics include:

2D materials | biophysics | chaos | lasers | mathematical biology | nanodevices | neural networks | optoelectronics | particle physics/particle rings | plasma reconnection | robotics | turbulence

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Participating Institution(s):
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University of Maryland, College Park (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Computational Sciences
Optics & Photonics

Applied Physics
Chaos Theory
Complex Network Systems
Dynamical Systems
Fluid Dynamics
Nonlinear Systems
Particle Physics
Plasma Physics

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

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