NASA Student Research Opportunity This 2013

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January 22, 2013

Job: NASA Student Research Opportunity

Job Description
The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated junior and senior undergraduates to apply for participation in the NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP 2013). The purpose of the Student Airborne Research Program is to provide students with hands-on research experience in all aspects of a major scientific campaign, from detailed planning on how to achieve mission objectives to formal presentation of results and conclusions to peers and others. Students will work in four multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes. Participants will assist in the operation of instruments onboard the DC-8 research aircraft to sample and measure atmospheric gases and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands. Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites.

Outstanding faculty and staff for this program will be drawn from several universities and NASA centers, as well as from NASA flight operations and engineering personnel. The eight-week program begins June 9, 2013 and concludes August 2, 2013. Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will take place during the first two weeks of the program at NASA’s Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility, in Palmdale, CA. Post-flight data analysis and interpretation will take place during the final six weeks of the program at the University of California, Irvine.
Successful applicants will be awarded a $3,000 stipend for the 8-week program. Full travel and living expenses and a $2,500 food allowance will also be provided. Applicants must be US citizens.
Selection criteria will include:

· Excellent academic performance
· Potential for contributing to US’s future workforce as judged by career plans
· Evidence of interest in Earth system science and hands-on research
· Leadership qualities and ability to perform in teams

Applications can be found at the SARP 2013 website www.nserc.und.edu/learning/SARP2013.html. Deadline for all applications is February 8, 2013.

Specific questions about the program can be emailed to: SARP2013@nserc.und.edu.

NOTES: 32 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: $3000 stipend for 8-week program plus all living expenses and travel paid, including a $2500 food allowance

Requirements
Junior or senior level undergraduate with excellent academic record and a demonstrated interest in Earth system science and hands-on research. U.S. Citizenship required in order to comply with facility access regulations.

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