Northwestern University's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) is the proud host of a NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. We are located in Evanston, IL, right along the shore of Lake Michigan and a short train ride away from the heart of Chicago.
21st century astrophysics is by nature interdisciplinary. Astronomers today work in collaboration and/or use methods developed by computer scientists, chemists, engineers, planetary scientists, mathematicians, etc. to address the most interesting questions about our Universe. The most innovative approaches stem from these interdisciplinary collaborations.
Our REU program provides students the opportunity to pursue an astrophysics-based interdisciplinary research project in collaboration with Northwestern University faculty in Astronomy, Applied Math, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Science (EPS), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (CS), and/or Physics.
This internship includes a generous stipend. Housing and travel expenses are covered, and we provide funding for students to attend a meeting of the American Astronomical Society and present their research.
For details about our program, including information about how to apply, please visit our website: http://ciera.northwestern.edu/Education/REU/
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