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Physics Undergrad Summer Research - TREND (Teaching and Research Experiences in Nonlinear Dynamics)


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

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
TREND is a paid Physics summer research experience for undergrads (funded by NSF) focused on nonlinear dynamics. Physics, mathematics, and engineering students from institutions across the country come to UMD' for 10 weeks to collaborate with scientists conducting research in the topics listed below. Students also participate in professional development and community-building/networking activities.

What will I get?

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

- $4,800 stipend + $600 food allowance

- Travel funds to UMD and back home

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

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

- Summer-long racial identity development and racial justice discussions

- Practice and mentoring with oral, visual, written and multimedia communication skills, as well as career development

- Outreach opportunities

- Local tours: Goddard Space Flight Center, NIST

Projects topics include:

2D materials | biophysics | chaos | lasers | mathematical biology | nanodevices | neural networks | optoelectronics | particle physics/particle rings | plasma reconnection | robotics | turbulence

Please visit our website for more information and to apply.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, TREND might not happen on the UMD campus in 2021. We successfully ran a full online remote version of the program in 2020 and are prepared to do so again.
Recently updated.

Application Deadline: 2/12/2021

Program Dates: 5/31/2021 - 8/6/2021

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

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 
movie  Program Video

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

Keywords:
Applied Physics
Biomathematics
Biophysics
Chaos Theory
Complex Network Systems
Dynamical Systems
Fluid Dynamics
Nonlinear Systems
Particle Physics
Plasma Physics

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


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