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University of Maryland Physics Summer REU – TREND – Applications due Feb. 17

Applications for the University of Maryland NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates TREND are due February 17, 2017.

Invite your bright undergrads to apply!

More info, including program components, important dates, and application HERE.

The University of Maryland’s Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, with support from the National Science Foundation, is offering exciting research opportunities for undergraduate students in the broad area of nonlinear dynamics. Students from a variety of universities and backgrounds typically work in teams of two or three for 10 weeks during the summer and are supervised jointly by faculty members and graduate students. The program begins June 6 and ends August 12, 2016.

Research projects will be theoretical, experimental, or both. Examples of research topics are: experimental studies of nonlinear systems – turbulence and flows; theoretical and computational studies of magnetic reconnection and the dynamics of energetic particles; nonlinear dynamics in charged particle beam systems; synchronization patterns in optoelectronic networks; the dynamics of soft matter, granular matter, and biomaterials; theoretical and computational studies of emergence in nonlinear dynamics; optical nonlinearity in topological systems; motion guidance for underwater vehicles using autonomous control and oceanographic models with forecast uncertainty; and dynamics of living cells.

A number of events will be sponsored during the summer to enhance the learning experience, including a weekly seminar series on a wide range of topics, the production of a multimedia communication piece for a general audience, and a research fair at the end of the summer where the students will present the results of their investigations.