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Alabama Plasma Internship Program (ALPIP)

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

The NSF EPSCoR CPU2AL program sponsors a 10-week Alabama Plasma Internship Program (ALPIP) for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across the southeastern U.S. The program provides students with nine-week quality research experiences at Alabama Institutions and one week of lectures, laboratory experiments, and short classes in plasma science given by Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in New Jersey. Research projects seek to understand, predict, and control plasma processes and interactions and to use low-temperature plasmas to develop new technologies for aerospace, manufacturing, medicine, agriculture, and food safety.

Students receive a 10-week stipend of $5,500, paid housing and travel during the internship, and a $2000 travel allowance to present the internship results at a conference after the internship.

Areas of research: Physics, Space Science, Agriculture, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Microbiology, and more.

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accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
This program has 9 participating institutions.
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University of Alabama, Huntsville (Lead)
Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Auburn University
Oakwood University
Tuskegee University
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
University of South Alabama

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Agricultural Engineering
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Computational Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
STEM Fields

Applied Physics
Mathematical Modelling
Plasma Physics
Space Weather
Sustainable Agriculture
Tissue Engineering

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

Page last updated 2/13/2023
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