Summer Research Program 2018

2017 Summer Group

Apply online at https://sharp.hope.edu.

Choose from a range of externally funded research projects:

AC Spectroscopy Material Characterization
Advanced Functional Materials
Astrophysics
Interdisciplinary Nuclear Science
Nanoscale Materials for Energy Storage
Nuclear Physics
Plasma Spectroscopy in Microgaps
Superconductivity

The dates for the 2018 Research Program are May 21 to July 27, unless otherwise indicated.

Students selected for the Summer Research Program will receive a stipend of $5300 for 10 weeks. Housing assistance is also provided at 50% if the student lives on campus.

Incoming Hope College students hired for the Bridge Research Program will be paid at a reduced rate for a duration to be arranged. Students interested in Bridge Research should contact the Department at remillard@hope.edu.

Applications will be reviewed starting February 12, 2018. We do not anticipate offering any positions to students from other institutions in 2018.

For more information contact us at physicsreu@hope.edu.

In recent years, funding for the Summer Research Program has been provided by:

National Science Foundation
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department of Energy
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Michigan Space Grant Consortium
Hope College Jacob E. Nyenhuis Faculty Development Fund
Hope College Dean for Natural and Applied Sciences
Hope College Bibart Research Fund
Hope College Department of Physics
Hope College Department of Physics Dr. Harry and Jeannette Frissel Research Fund
Hope College Department of Physics L.T. Guess Research Fund

Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Opportunities for qualified students, alumni, and faculty to participate in hands-on research in a real-world setting

  • Experience the thrill of research or technical projects at a cutting edge national laboratory and camaraderie with prestigious scientists, researchers and engineers
  • Meet and collaborate with the people who are world and international experts in fields that interest you
  • Contribute to the U.S. technical prowess that will enhance living standards and set the nation at the top of a global community
  • Participate in developing solutions to pressing scientific and technical problems
  • Highlights of the program

    • Open to Entering College Freshmen, Undergraduates, Recent Associate/Bachelor’s Graduates, Current Graduate Students, and Faculty – Open to all majors; appointments are primarily for Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) majors but other opportunities may be available for technical projects
    • Applications are accepted year-round
    • Appointments can start and end at any time during the year based on your availability and the requirements of the ORNL mentor/project
    • Full-time and part-time appointments
    • Minimum GPA – 2.5/4.0
    • U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR)
    • Stipend based on academic status
    • Limited travel and housing allowances (if eligible)
    • Professional development activities

    Visit http://www.orau.org/ornl/hereatornl/ or contact ORNL Science Education Programs at ornledu@orau.org for more information!

This Month in SPS

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This Week: April 12th Physics Elemental Battleship

Join us for game time to play the well known game Battleship … with a twist. Also, start preparing your armada to come vote for you for officer election next week.

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Next Week: April 19th Liquid Nitrogen Ice-cream Party & Officer Elections

Come join us for the last SPS meeting of the year. We will be making ice-cream with liquid nitrogen. What else could you possibly want to do on a Wednesday afternoon? While you please your taste buds, you can also please your ears to the melodious tone of the various potential officer speeches.

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Last Week: April 24th Physics Finals Review Session

AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, FINALS!! PHYSICS!!!!! Let us help you prepare for your physics finals by supplying example problems, answering questions, and sustaining your caloric intake. Expect food, physics, and Jason.

Science, Technology and Engineering (STE) Career Changers Wanted!

Science, Technology and Engineering (STE) Career Changers Wanted!

Boston University is looking to enroll STE career changers and recent physics, engineering or chemistry degree holders in a National Science Foundation funded Noyce Master of Teaching (MAT) scholar and service program and general MAT scholar program in teaching.

The Noyce MAT program provides for a full scholarship (valued at ~60K) covering the summer of 2017 and fall/spring semesters of 2017/18. Upon awarding of the Master of Teaching degree from the School of Education, the Noyce Scholar is obligated to provide teaching services within a high needs school district for two years. A few examples of high needs school districts in the Boston area are Boston, Randolph, Somerville, Cambridge, Chelsea, Revere and Malden.

If you are interested in finding out more about these scholarship and service opportunities and/or other physics or chemistry teaching opportunities, kindly contact Mark D. Greenman at greenman@bu.edu.