NASA Summer Research Program at Carnegie Mellon University, June 6-August 1, 2009
Program Title: NASA Summer Research Program
Program Dates: June 6- August 1, 2009
Program Coordinator: Nancy Klancher
This program is designed to introduce undergraduate students majoring in engineering, math and science to research opportunities in space-related sciences, both theoretical and experimental. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Participants in the program receive research experience and mentoring from CMU research faculty, a stipend of approximately $3,000, and housing in a CMU dormitory. To complete the program, participants must submit a written report on their research project. The program must be completed to receive the total amount of the stipend. Applicants may choose from two space-related research projects. Please review the project descriptions below to see if one fits with your interests and/or any related coursework you have completed.
Wetting of Hydrogels by Surfactant Solutions
Principal Investigator, Professor Stephen Garoff, Department of Physics and the Center for Complex Fluids Engineering
Principal Investigator, Associate Professor Howie Choset, Robotics Institute, and the Medical Robotics Technology Center, the Center for Robotic and Synthetic Performance, and the Space Robotics Initiative.
The program is intended primarily for undergraduates who are in their junior year at the time of application. However, all undergraduates currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or holders of a Green Card indicating their intention to become a citizen.
The deadline for receipt of all materials relating to your application is March 6, 2009.
Awards will be announced after March 15, 2009. Selected applicants will be notified by telephone.
To apply, you must print out the application at
Fll it out and mail it to:
Office of Graduate Education
Carnegie Mellon University
Warner Hall, Room 530B
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213