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GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Description:
Program for undergraduate summer research opportunities related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth?s deep interior, such as plate tectonics, mountain building, seafloor spreading, and volcanism. This research provides a unique blend of geological sciences, physics, engineering (fluid mechanics, continuum and solid mechanics), numerical methods and computational sciences, and employs some of the nation's fastest supercomputers to achieve this. Examples of big scientific questions that can be addressed with computational geodynamics are 1) Why does Earth have plate tectonics and Venus does not? 2) Do planets outside our solar system have plate tectonics? 3) Is plate tectonics necessary for a planet to be habitable?

Program Highlights

•Participants received a competitive $4,000 stipend

•Tour of San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and accounts on SDSC’s Comet supercomputer

•Tutorials on high performance computing, numerical modeling, scientific visualization, and high performance computing

•Intensive GRE prep course provided (tuition paid by GLADE REU program)

•Travel support to orientation week in La Jolla, CA and accommodation provided

•Travel support to host institution and an allowance for 8 weeks of housing

•Travel support to home or home institution after completing 8 weeks of research

•Travel support to attend 2017 Fall AGU meeting in New Orleans (Dec 11-15)

•Assistance securing housing at the host institution


Application Deadline: 4/1/2017
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Program Dates: 6/25/2017 - 8/26/2017

Participating Institution(s):
This program has 20 participating institutions.
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Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Computer Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Physics
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Computational Modeling
Data Assimilation
Fluid Dynamics
Geodynamics
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Geophysics
Geosciences
Planetary Science
Volcanology

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


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