The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated junior and senior undergraduate and early graduate students to apply for participation in the third NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP 2011). The program is managed by the National Suborbital Education and Research Center at the University of North Dakota. The program begins June 19, 2011 and concludes July 29, 2011. The purpose of the Student Airborne Research Program is to provide 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. The three research areas include atmospheric chemistry and evapotranspiration from agricultural crops in the California Central Valley and ocean biology along the California coast.
Successful applicants will be awarded a $2,500 stipend for 6 weeks of participation in the program. Full travel and living expenses will also be provided. Selection criteria will include academic performance, evidence of interest in Earth system science and hands-on research, potential for contributing to U.S. future workforce as judged from career plans, diversity, and ability to perform as part of a team. Applications can be found at: http://www.nserc.und.edu/learning/SARP2011.html