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Undergrad summer research NSF TREND (Teaching and Research Experiences in Nonlinear Dynamics)

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Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

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.

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

- Travel funds 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, NIST)

- 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

Application Deadline: 2/14/2020
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Program Dates: 6/1/2020 - 8/7/2020

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

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Computational Sciences
Optics & Photonics

Applied Physics
Chaos Theory
Complex Network Systems
Dynamical Systems
Fluid Dynamics
Nonlinear Systems
Optical Systems
Particle Physics
Plasma Physics

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

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