Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Every year, the center selects science or engineering undergraduate students to work at ALERT laboratories on research projects related to the emerging technology of explosives detection.
These REU students will have the opportunity to work for 10 weeks at ALERT facilities in the areas of blast mitigation, Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) applications, Remote Raman Spectroscopy (RRS), mechanical response and performance of structures. ALERT supports research thrusts in four areas:
- Thrust 1 – Explosives Characterization
- Thrust 2 – Explosives Detection Sensors
- Thrust 3 – Explosives Detection (ED) Systems
- Thrust 4 – Blast Mitigation
Students accepted to the program receive a $4500 stipend and apartment-style housing is provided. Women, minority students and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The ALERT 2013 REU Program will run from Monday, June 3, 2013 through Friday, August 9, 2013. The Application deadline is February 22, 2013. Submission instructions can be found on the application form.
Download the application: 2013 ALERT REU Application.
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