The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated junior and senior undergraduate and early graduate students to apply for the third NASA Student Airborne Research Program, also known as SARP 2011. The program provides students with hands-on research experience in all aspects of a major scientific campaign, from detailed planning on how to achieve mission objectives to formal presentation of results and conclusions to peers and others. Students will assist in the operation of two airborne instruments. Research areas include atmospheric chemistry and evapotranspiration from agricultural crops in the California Central Valley and ocean biology along the California coast.
The program takes place in June and July 2011. Preparatory information will be presented at the University of California Irvine. Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will occur at NASA’s Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif.
Successful applicants will be awarded a $2,500 stipend for six weeks of participation in the program. Full travel and living expenses will be provided.
Applications received by Jan. 21, 2011, will be considered for early acceptance. The deadline for all applications is Feb. 11, 2011.
For more information and to download the program application, visit http://www.nserc.und.edu/learning/SARP2011.html