Archive for November, 2013

Opportunity for Undergraduate Research: Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Sciences

Monday, November 25th, 2013

The National Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Sciences provides outstanding undergraduates with an opportunity to conduct research at laboratories around the country. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, the 9-week summer fellowship is preceded by a one-week introductory course at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

The program is intended for students who have completed their junior year, majoring in physics or another related field. Highly motivated sophomores are also eligible to apply. Students should have taken at least one course in electricity and magnetism beyond introductory physics. Eligible students must be currently enrolled at a U.S. college or university and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien. Housing, travel costs, and a stipend of $4,800 are provided.

Applications for the 2014 program will be accepted until FEBRUARY 14, 2014. The program runs from June 9, 2014 to August 15, 2014.

For more information, visit the website:


Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School

Monday, November 25th, 2013

The Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, New Mexico) is currently soliciting applicants for the Fifteenth Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School. This summer school will set its focus on the multi-disciplinary field of cyber-physical dynamic systems, for a select group of prospective upper level undergraduate students and first year graduate students. More information regarding the Summer School itself can be found at:

The program is designed 15 upper division (Junior or Senior) undergraduate students or first year graduate students. Acceptance into the program will be based on academic record and letters of recommendation. As a general guideline, students should have sufficient academic achievement and are/will be eligible for graduate school.

In lieu of salaries, the students will be provided with a fellowship, covering costs of relocation and housing expenses, ranging from $7000 – $10,500 (depending on academic standing and point of origin for student’s travel to LANL). This program is limited to US Citizens. 

Included in the LADSS are several tutorials, projects, and mentors. Visiting Lecturers will give talks on current research in cyber-physical dynamic systems, as well.

How to apply: Students should email Jutta Kayser (, mail, or FAX (505-663-5225)

1.) A 1-page cover letter describing their interest in this summer school, multi-disciplinary cyber-physical dynamic systems research, as well as your near term (1-3 year) academic and professional goals

2.) Resume

3.) Official transcripts (a copy is fine for application purposes, but the original will be needed prior to the start of the summer school)

4.) At least one letter of recommendation to:

Jutta Kayser, Engineering Institute, MS T001
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545

Applications must be received by Jan 14, 2014. Acceptance notifications will be sent by Feb 3, 2014.

Questions about the Summer School can be sent to Chuck Farrar (, David Mascarenas (, or visit the “FAQ” and “advice from former students” portion of the summer school web page

 A flyer with further details is posted in the Engineering Research Building, 1st floor, by the Student Graduate bulletin board.

Nuclear Nonproliferation International Safeguards Graduate Fellowship Program

Monday, November 18th, 2013

The Nuclear Nonproliferation International Safeguards Graduate Fellowship program (NNIS) provides support to graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in nuclear science and engineering disciplines directly relevant to international safeguards and nuclear nonproliferation. This program aims to cultivate the next generation of highly qualified scientists to meet the National Nuclear Security Administration’s need for expertise in both the technical and policy aspects of nonproliferation and international safeguards.

-Monthly stipends and tuition assistance

-Conference travel assistance

-Gain theoretical and applied work experience during practicums at DOE laboratories

-Closely interact with nuclear nonproliferation technical and policy experts and DOE laboratories at U.S. Government agencies

-Yearly appointments with the option to renew

Application deadline: March 3, 2014

Apply electronically at


Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Friday, November 8th, 2013

The Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Scholarship Program (NFUSP) provides scholarships to qualified undergraduate students pursuing degrees in scientific disciplines relevant to technical nuclear forensics. The NFUSP aims to build a viable student career path in nuclear forensics in order to cultivate the next generation of highly qualified scientists in the nuclear forensics field.

-Stipend to support nine-to-12-week summer research appointment at a Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory and project completion during the fall term

-Travel funds associated with performing laboratory work and participating in technical meetings

-Hands-on experience through unique summer research opportunities at the DOE national laboratories

-Close interaction with technical experts throughout the national nuclear forensics community

Apply online at by February 3rd, 2014.

Rickover Fellowship Program in Nuclear Engineering

Friday, November 8th, 2013

This program is designed to meet the needs of the Naval Reactors Division of the U.S. Department of Energy for appropriately trained personnel for the development and maintenance of science and engineering technology as it pertains to naval nuclear propulsion. The Rickover Fellowship supports the broader objective of advancing fission energy development through the research efforts of the fellows.

The principal emphasis is on students seeking doctoral degrees in nuclear engineering or closely related fields. Areas of interest include: reactor physics, nuclear materials science and engineering, radiation shielding technology, thermal hydraulics, computational fluid dynamics.

Application deadline: January 31

To apply: Applications are available from November through January. Apply electronically at

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