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Optics in the City of Light - and international REU program from the University of Michigan in Paris, France


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - Junior

Description:
This year the Optics in the City of Light Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) will offer 13 undergraduate junior level students the opportunity to spend 2 months in a variety of laboratories in Paris performing research with a wide range of ultrafast lasers. Optics, especially the new discoveries in Extreme Light, is one of the most exciting areas of science. Students in this program will experience strong collaborative science that is currently taking place between University of Michigan (UM) Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS), Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA), Université Paris-Sud 11 Orsay, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, and l'Institut d' Optique Graduate School. Teams of faculty (one from Ann Arbor and one from Paris) will each direct an REU student on a collaborative project. Students will spend one week in Ann Arbor at CUOS for orientation, safety training, preparation for living in Franc e, and immersion into the Ann Arbor laboratories of the REU faculty. Students will also learn basic lab skills as well as basic reporting skills. Students will begin the weekly reporting process that involves preparing a summary and analysis of the previous week's work. Each student will also prepare a short presentation describing what they think they will be doing for their research in France. These presentations will be sent to the faculty involved in each project. In addition, each student will maintain an electronic notebook (like a blog) that all team members will be able to access.
study abroad program

Application Deadline: 1/18/2017
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Program Dates: 5/22/2017 - 7/31/2017

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Michigan (Lead)

Program Materials:
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Academic Disciplines:
Aerospace Engineering
Bioengineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Optics & Photonics
Physics

Keywords:
Accelerator Physics
Applied Physics
Biological Optics
Imaging Physics
Laser Science & Technology
Optical Systems
Plasma Physics
Solid State Physics

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


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