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Physics Summer Research Experience for Undergrads in Nonlinear Dynamics

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Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Get paid to do physics research at the University of Maryland in Summer 2018

==What's TREND?

UMD offers an exciting NSF-sponsored REU (research experience for undergraduates) summer program for talented physics, mathematics, and engineering students from institutions across the country to collaborate with scientists conducting research in nonlinear dynamics.

==What will I get?

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

- Travel to UMD and back home

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

- $4,800 stipend + $600 food allowance

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

- Local tours (e.g.: Goddard Space Flight Center)

- Practice and mentoring with oral, visual, written and multimedia communication skills

- Outreach opportunities

==What kind of research can I do?

Projects topics include:

- Biodynamics

- Brain networks

- Chaos

- Charged particles

- Ocean dynamics

- Topology

- Turbulence

- Reconnection

==How do I apply?

Submit by the deadline:

- Our application form (see TREND website)

- 2 letters of recommendation (ask each recommender to send to

- Unofficial transcript (send it to

Application Deadline: 2/16/2018
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Program Dates: 6/4/2018 - 8/10/2018

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

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:

Classical and Quantum Systems
Dynamical Systems
Network Analysis
Nonlinear Optics
Nonlinear Systems
Ocean Dynamics
Physical Sciences
Plasma Physics

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

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