University of Hawaii Instutute for Astronomy




2010 REU Program  

 

- 2010 Application

- FAQ

 

 

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2009 REU Program

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- Student research
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2008 REU Program

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2007 REU Program

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2006 REU Program

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2005 REU Program

 

- Student research

- Seminars

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- Newsletter article

 

 


2004 REU Program

 

- Student research

- Seminars

- AAS Abstracts

- Newsletter article

 

 


2003 REU Program

 

- Student research

- Seminars

- AAS Abstracts

- Newsletter article

 

 

2002 REU Program

 

- AAS Abstracts

- Newsletter article

 

 

2001 REU Program

 

- AAS Abstracts

- Newsletter article

 

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

**Our program wasn’t re-financed so we are taking yet another one year break***

(we hope to be back next summer (2015)  check back in Jan of 2015 for the on-line application)

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) of the University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa expects to offer 10 research assistant positions for the summer of 2015. These positions are funded through the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. This REU program will provide undergraduates who are considering a career in science with the opportunity to engage in research with professional astronomers working on cutting-edge problems in astrophysics. The REU students will be full-time research assistants to a faculty mentor at the Institute and will work on specific aspects of an ongoing research program.

Astronomers at the IfA conduct research in a wide range of astrophysical disciplines, including solar physics, planetary astronomy, astrobiology, stars, the interstellar medium and star formation, the formation and evolution of galaxies, and cosmology. There are also programs in technology involved in the development of new telescopes, new instruments, and adaptive optics. Further details are available at the IfA research page. In addition to carrying out their research at the IfA on Oahu, REU students will also participate in an observing run on one of the telescopes at the Mauna Kea (Big Island) or Haleakala (Maui) observatories. There is also a weekly seminar series given by the faculty, a weekly luncheon with the graduate students, and several social events and excursions. The positions are full-time for 10 weeks between late May and early August. A stipend of $450 per week and support to cover travel to and from Honolulu are provided. Housing will be provided in dormitories on the UH campus. Financial support is available for REU students to present their summer research at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society, generally at the winter meeting following their appointment.

The application for 2015 will be available online by December 31, 2014. The deadline for receipt of the application form and at least two letters of recommendation is February 1, 2015. Offers of appointment will begin on March 1, 2015.

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