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At UWRF, we have many options for undergraduates interested in astrophysics research. We encourage women, groups underrepresented in STEM, and students from two-year colleges to apply for these opportunities.

Summer students spend ten weeks on an astrophysics research project involving the International IceCube Neutrino Observatory or the Antarctic Neutron Monitors. Students with previous IceCube research experience can apply for ten week summer internships in Europe.

All positions include a stipend. Living expenses are also provided for non-UWRF students, and all students working in Europe or Antarctica.

Additional Information

Students in the summer get up to speed quickly with a one week introduction to computer programming followed by a second week in Madison, Wisconsin, at the IceCube software and science boot camp. Students will be matched with a mentor and project before arrival at UWRF.

Projects include analysis of IceCube data, simulations of the IceCube detector, studies on neutrino oscillations, and characterizing IceCube detector components using our new optics laboratory. Students will also improve their communication skills by presenting to fellow researchers at UWRF, and will produce a poster suitable for presentation at a scientific meeting.

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