Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Internship at Ocean Optics

Ocean Optics’ Center of Spectroscopic Excellence is seeking candidates currently enrolled in an accredited degree program in Optics Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Engineering Physics to participate in an optical internship assignment. This person will be responsible for working in a multi-disciplinary team focused on optical design and experimentation. The candidate will be supporting experienced engineers in the disciplines of Optics Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Engineering Physics working on the next generation of spectrometers.  The intern will be exposed to multiple areas of technology in which Ocean works to provide spectroscopic solutions. Basic Qualifications: Actively enrolled in an Engineering or Physics Degree program from an accredited college/university and experience with optical design codes such as Zemax, Code V, or Fred.

Ty Olmstead, PhD
Director of Technology
Ocean Optics
4301  Metric Drive, Orlando, FL 33792

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

RPI summer school in Physics

This from RPI

We are hosting a summer school on computational physics, “Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Training for Modeling Physical Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,” with particular emphasis on applications that require high performance computing, here at Rensselaer in July 2019.  The summer school is aimed at advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students.  Housing, travel and meals are included.  We would appreciate it if you would distribute the updated flyer and new schedule, linked below, to students who might be interested in attending.  The deadline for applications has now been extended April 15, 2019.

Any questions about the program can be directed to me.

Sincerely, and thank you,

Joel Giedt
Program Director
Associate Professor, Physics

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Vanderbilt University NSF- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

I am reaching out to inform you that we are now accepting applications for the summer 2019 NSF REU program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at Vanderbilt University. The application deadline is February 15th.  The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. More than 40 faculty participants from the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and the School of Medicine inspire students by creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity. Each REU participant will work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and be part of the larger VINSE community.

The VINSE REU has a record of success, 70% of former VINSE NSF REU students attend graduate school and have received several awards and honors including:

·         13 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (another 7 received honorable mentions)
·         6 Goldwater Fellowships
·         1 Gates Cambridge Fellowship
·         1 NASA Graduate Fellowship
·         3 NIH Awards: 1 Graduate Fellowship, 1 Postbac ITRA, 1 Oxford-Cambridge Scholar
·         >40% of former REU students have (or are expected to) co-author a journal publication
·         More than half of our former REU students have given a presentation outside the REU program including 21 at National Conferences funded by the REU site

·         Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
·         Seminars, workshops, and field trips
·         Group social activities and banquet
·         Optional outreach opportunities to high school students

·         Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering
·         U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
·         Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply

·         $5,000 stipend
·         $500 travel allowance
·         Room and board

We would like to make this opportunity available to your students at all stages of the undergraduate careers and from all institutions including community colleges. We would appreciate if you would forward them this information.  Please visit: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vinse/reu/ for more information or to apply.

Sarah M. Ross
Program Coordinator | Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
sarah.m.ross@vanderbilt.edu | 615.343.6868

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Summer Internships in Laser Science and Engineering

The Army Research Laboratory’s Advanced Solid-State Lasers Team is involved in creating enabling technology for high power lasers.  Research topics vary over time, but typically include solid-state lasers at cryogenic temperatures, ceramic laser gain media, eye-safer laser concepts, spectroscopy of novel laser materials, fiber lasers, and stimulated Brillouin scattering.  One to three students will be hired as summer interns in 2019.  We are seeking undergraduate and graduate student candidates in physics, electrical engineering, materials sciences, and optics, who are U.S. citizens.  Dual citizenship or permanent residence status is insufficient.  First-time participants must have at least one full year of school to complete following the summer of 2019.  For more information, or to submit a résumé and transcript, send email to DEscholars@arl.army.mil. Applicants should state in the email that they meet both the citizenship and continuing education requirements.  To receive full consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2019.  Program sponsored by the Directed Energy Professional Society www.deps.org.  This research is pursued at ARL’s facility in Adelphi, MD.

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