Astronomy and Astrophysics
Research Experiences for Undergraduates 2014
Eight undergraduate Research Assistantships in Observational Astronomy.
United States citizens or permanent residents who have completed 1 to 3 years of undergraduate academic training by June 2014 are eligible.
Summer 2014 - 10 week program (flexible dates).
Send all application materials (except letters of recommendation, which may also be e-mailed) to:
REU Astronomy Coordinator
Department of Astronomy
510 Space Sciences Building
Ithaca, NY 14853-6801
Letters of recommendation may also be e-mailed in pdf format
reu at astro dot cornell dot edu.
In order to prevent potential mix-ups, please ask letter-writers to name their pdf files:
Their Last Name_Your Last Name (their last name underscore your last name).
Complete applications and all supporting materials must be received at the above address no later than February 7, 2014.
The selection process begins immediately after the deadline is due. We cannot accept late applications or supporting materials.
Make sure your applications and materials have enough stamps. We cannot pay for postage due.
E-mail the program coordinator: pf46 at cornell dot edu
Students will work on individual research projects with Cornell faculty and research staff on a wide range of topics in planetary science, astronomical instrumentation, astrophysics, general relativity and cosmology. Students interested in computer science and engineering are also encouraged to apply. View the list of research projects.
In addition to conducting individual research projects, students will also participate in a series of group activities including lectures, roundtables and workshops.
For each participant, a stipend of $6,400.00 will be provided for
the ten week
session, plus up to $1,000.00 for relocation and housing and up to $1,000.00 for travel to an Astronomy meeting to present scientific results.
Click here for information on travel to Ithaca.
Students will be eligible to apply to on-campus housing facilities and dining plans at their own cost.
Selections will be announced after March 1, 2014.