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Institute for Astronomy REU


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Description:
The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) of the University of Hawai`i (UH) at Manoa expects to offer 10 research assistant positions for the summer of 2019. These positions are funded through the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. This REU program will provide undergraduates who are considering a career in science with the opportunity to engage in research with professional astronomers working on cutting-edge problems in astrophysics. The REU students will be full-time research assistants to a faculty mentor at the Institute and will work on specific aspects of an ongoing research program.

Astronomers at the IfA conduct research in a wide range of astrophysical disciplines, including solar physics, planetary astronomy, astrobiology, stars, the interstellar medium and star formation, the formation and evolution of galaxies, and cosmology. There are also programs in technology involved in the development of new telescopes, new instruments, and adaptive optics. Further details are available at the IfA research page.

In addition to carrying out their research at one of the IfA locations on Oahu, Maui, or Hawai`i, REU students may also participate in an observing run on one of the telescopes at the Maunakea (Big Island) or Haleakala (Maui) observatories. There is a weekly seminar series given by the faculty, a weekly luncheon with the grad students, and several social events. The positions are full-time for 10 weeks between late May and early August and a stipend of approximately $450 will be paid to each student. Part of the stipend will be used to offset costs for housing provided in dormitories on the UH campus. Support to cover travel to and from Hawai`i is also provided.


Participating Institution(s):
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University of Hawaii, Mānoa (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Astronomy & Astrophysics

Keywords:
Astrobiology

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


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