The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National
Laboratory, a major research center, is pleased to announce opportunities
for college and university undergraduate students to participate in the
Laboratory's ongoing research programs. In addition to such opportunities,
the U.S. Department of Energy is directly sponsoring research participation
at other DOE facilities. At Argonne, college/university students may
obtain research experience through the Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate
Laboratory Internships Program or the Student Research Participation Program.
To apply for the program at Argonne or another DOE Laboratory, you must submit an application at the Department
of Energy web site for this undergraduate program. If you need assistance with the DOE application, please e-mail SC.WDTS@science.doe.gov.
the Argonne Student Research Participation Program, apply only through
the Argonne Communications, Education and Public Affairs Division at http://www.dep.anl.gov/catalog/application.html . These
programs extend for a fifteen week period which begins on September 4, 2012
and runs through December 14, 2012. There is some limited flexibility
in the appointment period. In addition to their research activities,
participants attend a series of seminars and tours dealing with current
topics in science and engineering.
Areas of Research
Basic scientific research programs in Physical and
Life Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Also applied
research programs relating to Coal, Conservation, Environmental Impact and
Technology, Fission, and Fusion Technology. Search
the Research Projects Catalog for specific research project descriptions
available at Argonne.
Students are recruited from all U.S. undergraduate institutions and must : (a) be currently enrolled as a undergraduate student; (b) be interested in a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics; (c) be 18 years or older at the start of the program; (d) be eligible to work in the United States and hence be requested to provide required information upon acceptance to this program; (e) have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above; and (f) have health insurance.
Housing allowances, transportation, and stipends
are provided to participants. The stipend is $425.00 per week. Round trip
costs to come to Argonne is provided to students who live more than 50
miles away (some restrictions apply). Local transportation will be provided
once a student has accepted an offer. A housing allowance is provided
when housing is not directly provided. No tuition or fees are paid to
Alyssa Skulborstad is conducting measurements of
fast and inexpensive boriding
developed at Argonne National Laboratory using a “microhardness” test machine.
This new coating process produces a valuable, hard,
wear-resistant layer on steel materials.