Summer Institute 2010

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Summer Institute in Earth Science, June 1 - August 6, 2010
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The Summer Institute in Earth Sciences is sponsored by the Earth Sciences Division of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.


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Introduction

The program is designed to introduce undergraduate students majoring in all areas of the physical sciences to research opportunities in the atmospheric, biospheric, and hydrospheric sciences, both theoretical and experimental. No previous experience in these sciences is needed. The program is directed primarily at undergraduates who are in their Junior year at the time of application. However, all undergraduates, who are currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university, are eligible, provided they are also U.S. Citizens or holders of a Green Card indicating their intention of becoming a citizen.

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The Program

The program will occur during the period June 1 - August 6, 2010. Students will participate in 10 weeks of research with a Goddard scientist as a mentor. The students will be at the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland during this period. The program includes an Earth Science seminar series, NASA tours, and a variety of optional social and professional development events.

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Grants

Participants in the program receive a grant of $4,000, housing, and the expenses of economy travel. The program must be completed to receive the total amount of the grant. To complete the program, both an oral report and a written report of your individual research effort will be required.

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Application Procedures

Applications will be accepted beginning January 4th. The application process can be initiated with e-mail correspondence to: valerie.a.casasanto@nasa.gov or by telephone: 301-286-6605 or via the Web: http://gest.umbc.edu/student_opp/summer_institute_in_earth_scie.html. Online Application Form: http://education.gsfc.nasa.gov/Opps/. (Students can input as much/as little info as known, save it, and then return later to fill in the rest.)

Application Deadline:February 12, 2010

Complete application package consists of:

* On-line application to be filled in at: http://education.gsfc.nasa.gov/Opps/

* Copy of transcript (unofficial at time of on-line application and official transcripts* requested at time of application and sent by mail)

* Two letters of recommendation

*Note - Official transcripts should be sent to:

Valerie Casasanto
UMBC GEST/JCET Centers
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Mail Code 610.6
Greenbelt, MD 20771

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Deadline

The deadline for receipt of all materials relating to your application is February 12, 2010. Awards will be announced by April 2010. Selected applicants will be notified by e-mail and telephone.

Computer and programming experience are highly desired, but not required. Most of the research topics now require this knowledge. However, if needed, the computer and programming skills can be learned during the summer.

All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, age, national or ethnic origin or sex.

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Contact

Valerie Casasanto
Program Coordinator
UMBC GEST/JCET Centers
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Mail Code 610.6
Greenbelt, MD 20771
E-mail: vcasa@umbc.edu
Telephone: 301-286-6605


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