Summer Astrophysics Research Experiences for Undergraduate Minorities and Women

Research areas include theoretical, observational, and experimental astrophysics:

Summer Research Experiences will support these efforts through the construction of instrumentation, data analysis, and theoretical calculations.

LocationsThe University of Chicago and any of the following CARA partner institutions:

Opportunities: We anticipate that eight (8) astronomical research internships will be awarded for the ten-week program, approximately June 17 through August 23, 2002. The stipend for the full ten-week program will be $3,800. Housing will be provided or subsidized, and there will be modest travel expense reimbursement.

Eligibility: Women and underrepresented minorities strongly encouraged. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in (but not yet graduated from) an accredited undergraduate college degree program with a concentration in a math, science, or engineering field.

For application or for further information:


or contact:
Randall Landsberg
Director of Education and Outreach
CfCP/CARA - The University of Chicago
5640 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637-1434


Deadline for summer 2002: Feb 15, 2002

CfCP is a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Physics Frontier Center (PFC). CfCP seeks to make transformational advances in our understanding of Dark Energy, the Inflationary Epoch, and Nature's highest energy particles.

CARA is a NSF sponsored Science and Technology Center. CARA's scientific mission is to take advantage of the unique characteristics of the South Pole as an observatory site to study the evolution of structure in the Universe.