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is made up of undergraduate students from Columbia and Barnard with a genuine interest in astronomy and who want to engage with other astronomy students, the department here at Columbia and the community at large. We welcome undergrads that are majoring in Astronomy/Astrophysics, other science disciplines, or people who simply have an interest in the subject.

Mar 8, 2011

Paid summer research opportunity

Application deadline is 12 Noon on Friday, March 25th
Dr. Emlyn Hughes, Professor of Physics at Columbia University, seeks to recruit four Columbia College first-year students to take part in a summer research project on nuclear proliferation.  The multi-disciplinary research will use science, social science and the humanities. You do not need to be a science student to participate – both science students and non-science students are encouraged to apply.  If you are interested in questions around nuclear proliferation, have confidence in your high school calculus skills, and would like to work as part of a team – this project could be for you!  Successful candidates will receive a stipend of $5,000 and will be expected to undertake full-time research for 10 weeks during the summer of 2011.
To apply, submit to Hazel May, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia College, the following:
1.         A brief essay on why you are interested in the topic of nuclear proliferation
2.         A description of an experience you have had working as part of a group and the key lessons you learned from the experience
3.         CU official transcript
4.         A letter of recommendation written by an instructor who has taught you since arriving at Columbia. 
All application materials should be submitted electronically in .doc or .pdf format to Hazel May, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, hm2135@columbia.edu.  All questions about the research or the application process should be directed to Dean May.

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