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American Museum of Natural History
REU Program in Earth Sciences and Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History
Division of Physical Sciences
New York, New York
Primary: Dr. Timothy Paglione
(718) 262-2082
tpaglione@york.cuny.edu
Secondary: Denton Ebel
(212) 769-5381
debel@amnh.org
Research Topics/Keywords: earth science, planetary science, astrophysics
REU Program in Earth Sciences and Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural HistoryAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Earth Sciences
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Primary: Dr. Andrés Diaz
(787) 878-2612
reu-program@naic.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Planetary Science, Atmospheric Physics, Scientific Instrumentation
REU Site: Research in Radio/Radar Astronomy and Atmospheric Sciences at Arecibo ObservatoryAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
Provo, Utah
Primary: Jean-Francois van Huele
reu@byu.edu
Secondary: Brooklyn Chournos
reu@byu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: astronomy, astrophysics
Cofunded: Physics
Ithaca, New York
Primary: Patricia Fernandez de Castro
pf46@cornell.edu
Secondary: Alexander Hayes
hayes@astro.cornell.edu
Atlanta, Georgia
Primary: Dr. Daniel M. Crenshaw
(404) 413-6036
crenshaw@astro.gsu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: galaxies, active galactic nuclei, stellar astrophysics, interferometry, exoplanets, solar physics, nuclear physics, cosmic rays, biophysics
REU in Astronomy & Physics: From the Largest to the Smallest Scales in the UniverseAbstract of Award
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Primary: Dr. Katharine Reeves
(617) 496-7563
kreeves@cfa.harvard.edu
Secondary: Sandy Daly
(617) 496-7089
sdaly@cfa.harvard.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Solar astronomy, Space weather, Heliosphere, Astrophysics, Instrumentation
REU Site: Solar Physics at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, Department of Defense (DoD)
Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium
REU Site: The Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium
45 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, Connecticut
Primary: Dr. Seth Redfield
(860) 685-3669
sredfield@wesleyan.edu
Secondary: Dr. Meredith Hughes
amhughes@wesleyan.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Solar System objects, Exoplanets, Stars and Star Formation, Quasars & AGN, Interstellar Matter, Galaxies & Cosmology
Comments: Members of the Consortium are: Colgate University, Haverford College, Middlebury College, Swarthmore College, Vassar College, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, and Williams College.
California
Primary: Paul McCudden
(323) 953-4000
mccuddpj@lacitycollege.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Astronomical observations, image processing, data analysis, scientific programming, instrumentation development, or space missions engineering
Comments: Consortium members in CURE: Los Angeles City College, East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles Valley College, Pasadena City College, Victor Valley College, Moorpark College
Consortium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE)Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
Louisiana State University
REU Site: Research in Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Primary: Dr. Robert Hynes
(225) 578-7459
rhynes@su.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics (Condensed Matter, Quantum/AMO, Nuclear, High Energy Particle, LIGO, Cosmology, Computational and Medical)
REU Site: Research in Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State UniversityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Primary: Dr. Regina Jorgenson
(508) 228-9198
info@mariamitchell.org
Research Topics/Keywords: Exoplanets, Stars & Star Formation, Galaxy Formation & Evolution, Black Holes & Quasars, Dark Matter, Astrophysical Masers, History and Culture of Astronomy
MIT Haystack Observatory
MIT Haystack Observatory
MIT Haystack Observatory
Westford, Massachusetts
Primary: Nancy Kotary
(617) 715-5400
reuhaystack@haystack.mit.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Astronomy/astrophysics, geospace, geodesy, polar science, ionosphere, space weather, CubeSats, aurora, black holes, meteors, radio science, engineering, computer science, physics
Comments: Radio science and engineering
MIT Haystack ObservatoryAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences, Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Office of Science and Academic Affairs
Charlottesville, Virginia
Primary: Dr. Jim Braatz
(434) 296-0251
sstudents@nrao.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters, Interstellar Medium, Solar Physics, Planetary Science, Scientific Instrumentation, Computer Science, Engineering
Comments: REU Sites are operated in Green Bank, WV, Charlottesville, VA, & Socorro, NM. NRAO also supports Research Experiences for Teachers.
National Radio Astronomy ObservatoryAbstract of Award
Arizona
Primary: Dr. Matthew Penn
(520) 318-8510
mpenn@nso.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Solar physics, solar-terrestrial physics, solar-stellar physics, instrumentation
Cofunded: Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
North Carolina
Primary: John M Blondin
(919) 515-5331
john_blondin@ncsu.edu
Secondary: Katherine J Mack
kmack@ncsu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Astronomy, Computational Astrophysics, High-Energy Astrophysics.
REU Site: Computational and Data Science in AstrophysicsAbstract of Award
Northern Arizona University
NSF Research Experience For Undergraduates at Northern Arizona University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Flagstaff, Arizona
Primary: Dr. David Trilling
(928) 523-5505
reu@nau.edu
Secondary: Ms. Kathleen Stigmon
(928) 523-8067
reu@nau.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Extragalactic, Stellar, and Planetary Astrophysics, Astrogeology, and Scientific Instrumentation
Comments: Collaborating institutions: Northern Arizona University, the Lowell Observatory, the U.S. Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station, and the U.S.G.S. astrogeology branch in Flagstaff.
NSF Research Experience For Undergraduates at Northern Arizona UniversityAbstract of Award
Northwestern University
Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) REU: Astrophysics in its Modern Interdisciplinary Context
Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA), Physics & Astronomy
Evanston, Illinois
Primary: Dr. Aaron Geller, Program Director
(847) 467-6233
ciera-reu@northwestern.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Galaxy Formation & Evolution, Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, Exoplanets, Dark Matter and Dark Energy, Exoplanets, High-Energy Astrophysics, High-Performance Computing.
Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) REU: Astrophysics in its Modern Interdisciplinary ContextAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences, Physics
Rochester Institute of Technology
REU Site: Multimessenger Astrophysics
Rochester, New York
Primary: Joshua Faber
jafsma@rit.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, Electromagnetic Astrophysics, Scientific Computing.
Rochester Institute of Technology
REU Site: Multimessenger Astrophysics
School of Mathematical Sciences
Rochester, New York
Primary: Joshua Faber
(585) 475-5115
jafsma@rit.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, Electromagnetic Astrophysics, Scientific Computing
REU Site: Multimessenger AstrophysicsAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
Mountain View, California
Primary: Matthew Tiscareno
(650) 810-0231
reu_director@seti.org
Research Topics/Keywords: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Life in the Solar System, Planetary Formation & Evolution, Astrobiology
REU Site: Life in the Universe: Astronomy and Planetary Science at the SETI InstituteAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
SAO Summer Intern Program
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Primary: Matthew Ashby
(617) 496-7742
intern@cfa.harvard.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Galaxy Formation & Evolution, Galaxy Clusters, Life in the Universe, Planetary Astronomy, Stars: Formation and Evolution, Black Holes & Neutron Stars, Cosmic Microwave Background
SAO Summer Intern ProgramAbstract of Award
Texas A&M University
REU Site: Astronomical Research and Instrumentation at Texas A&M University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
College Station, Texas
Primary: Dr. Jennifer Marshall
(979) 862-2782
marshall@physics.tamu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Astronomical Instrumentation, Supernovae, Cosmic Distance Scale, Dark Energy
REU Site: Astronomical Research and Instrumentation at Texas A&M UniversityAbstract of Award
Commerce, Texas
Primary: Dr. Huengmam Park
(903) 468-8654
huengman.park@tamuc.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Physics Education, Organic Semiconductor Physics and Surface X-Ray Physics
REU Site: Summer Research Program for Community College Students in Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University-CommerceAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
University of California, Berkeley
REU Site: Berkeley SETI Research Center
Berkeley, California
Primary: Stephen Croft
(510) 643-3891
scroft@astro.berkeley.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Scientific Computing, International Internships
REU Site: Berkeley SETI Research CenterAbstract of Award
University of California, Santa Cruz
The Lamat Summer Research Program on High Performance Computing in Astrophysics
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Santa Cruz, California
Primary: Professor Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz
enrico@ucolick.org
Secondary: Deana Tanguay
(831) 502-7042
dtanguay@ucsc.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: High Performance Computing, State of the Art Astrophysical Simulations of Galaxies, Stars, and Planets.
The Lamat Summer Research Program on High Performance Computing in AstrophysicsAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder
REU Site: Solar and Space Physics with the Boulder Solar Alliance
Lab for Atmospheric and Space Physics
Boulder, Colorado
Primary: Wendy Carande
(303) 735-6862
Wendy.Carande@lasp.colorado.edu
Secondary: Dr. Daniel N Baker
(303) 492-4509
Daniel.Baker@lasp.colorado.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: solar physics, space physics, climate science, magnetosphere, heliosphere, upper atmosphere, Sun-Earth system, space weather
Comments: Participating institutions include NCAR High Altitude Observatory, NOAA Space Environment Center (both in Boulder, CO), and Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (Boston, MA)
REU Site: Solar and Space Physics with the Boulder Solar AllianceAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences, Department of Defense (DoD)
University of Colorado Boulder
REU Site: Solar and Space Physics with the Boulder Solar Alliance
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
Boulder, Colorado
Primary: Wendy Carande
(303) 735-6862
bouldersolarreu@lasp.colorado.edu
Secondary: Daniel Baker
(303) 492-4509
Daniel.Baker@lasp.colorado.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Astrophysics of the Sun, the Sun-Earth System, Planetary Atmospheres, Space Weather, the Heliosphere, High Performance Computing
Comments: Participating institutions include NCAR High Altitude Observatory, NOAA Space Environment Center (both in Boulder, CO), and Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (Boston, MA)
Cofunded: Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
Gainesville, Florida
Primary: Dr. Desika Narayanan
(352) 694-1865
reu@astro.ufl.edu
Secondary: Dr. Paul Torrey
(352) 294-1846
Research Topics/Keywords: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Planetary Sciences, Data Science, Computational Astrophysics
REU Program in Computational and Data Intensive AstrophysicsAbstract of Award
University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy
University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy
University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy
Honolulu, HI, Hawaii
Primary: Dr. Robert Jedicke
(808) 956-8080
reu@ifa.hawaii.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters, Star Formation, Exoplanets, The Solar System, Comets and Asteroids, Scientific Instrumentation
Lawrence, Kansas
Primary: Dr. Hartwin Peelaers
(785) 864-0471
peelers@ku.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Astronomy, Astrophysicle Physics, High Energy Theory, Condensed Matter Theory and Experimental.
REU Site: University of Kansas Physics and Astronomy Research Experiences for UndergraduatesAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
University of Kansas
University of Kansas Physics & Astronomy REU
Physics & Astronomy
Lawrence, Kansas
Primary: Dr. Hartwin Peelaers
(785) 864-0471
peelaers@ku.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Experimental solid state and particle physics, extrasolar planet detection, black hole mass measurement in quasars, massive star clusters, quantum dots and graphene photodetector design.
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