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. Participants also participate in professional development and community-building/networking activities.
TREND = Training and Research Experiences in Nonlinear Dynamics
What will I get?
10 weeks of mentored research experience in some of the best nonlinear dynamics labs
$5,400 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 social justice in science dialogues
Practice and mentoring with oral, visual, written and multimedia communication skills, as well as career development
Local tours (e.g.: Goddard Space Flight Center, NIST)*
The Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP) is a joint institute of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences and the A. James Clark School of Engineering. The mission of IREAP is to advance modern science through research and educational programs that are interdisciplinary between physical science and engineering. The flow of knowledge between basic science and engineering at IREAP is bidirectional: applying basic science skills to problems of practical importance and engineering skills to aid in fundamental scientific investigations, with an emphasis on diversity, quality, and excellence. IREAP is recognized internationally as a leading university research center and conducts experimental and theoretical research in many areas; e.g., high-temperature plasma physics, plasma spectroscopy, microwave electronics, high-brightness charged particle beams, laser-plasma interactions, nonlinear dynamics, biophysics, ion beam microfabrication techniques, nanoscience, and nanotechnology.
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