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Research opportunity with prof. lee- Winter & spring 2019

Professor Lee is looking for 1-2 MATE students to work on a multidisciplinary research project on phase changing materials (PCM) for thermal management of library study rooms. The team will consist of students and faculty from MATE and ARCH, with a staff member from the library serving as the customer. 

This project will run through both the Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 quarters. **Please do NOT apply if you are not able to commit working both quarters on this project.** The anticipated time commitment to this project is roughly 6-10 hours per week. While there is no monetary stipend available for working on this project, it is possible to receive academic credit through a course such as MATE 400. Towards the end of the project (mid-Spring quarter 2019), you will work with the other students on the project team to write a report describing the work completed on this project, including results and analysis. This report is due by the end of the Spring 2019 quarter. 


Students who are interested in working on this project need to meet the following minimum qualifications:

- Able to commit to working both Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 quarters on this project, with an estimated time commitment of 6 - 10 hours per week
- Completed MATE 232
- Demonstrate overall strong knowledge of materials engineering
- Have an overall Cal Poly GPA of at least 3.3
- Ability to consistently work safely, competently, and collegially in labs and with other shared spaces and equipment
- Be in possession of Red Tag certification
- Be trustworthy, reliable (including consistently meeting deadlines), and able to consistently demonstrate good (e.g., safe, professional, technically sound, ethical, etc.) decision-making ability
- Consistent and excellent attention to detail, and the ability to consistently follow directions correctly
- Demonstrate professionally-appropriate communication skills (speaking, writing, reading, and listening) that include the ability to consistently communicate clearly, correctly, and concisely in English 
- Ability to consistently work productively and collegially in both team and individual settings
Please e-mail Prof. Lee (jlee473@calpoly.edu) the following by Dec. 21, 2018:
- Your resume (font size should be no smaller than 11 point)
- A cover letter (no longer than 2 pages, 1" margins all around, and font size no smaller than 11 point) that includes explanations of why you are interested in working on this project and why you are a good fit for this project
- E-mail and phone contact information for at least two references (the references should be persons who served either as your instructor for a college-level course or as your supervisor for a job or college-level extracurricular activity)
Applications that are sent after the deadline or that do not meet the minimum qualifications described above will not be considered and may not receive a response.

Getty Multicultural Internship 2019 

The Getty Multicultural Internship is a 10 week paid internship in Summer 2019 with placements in areas such as curatorial, conservation, education, publications, and public programs – all on site at the Getty Center and Villa.
Click here for more information and a link to the application portal. 


Campare Program

The CAMPARE program provides paid summer research opportunities for majors in any field of science or engineering in physics, astronomy & astrophysics, planetary science, astrobiology, and related fields at 17 world-class research institutions. Many sites have projects appropriate to multiple majors in both science and engineering. Past CAMPARE scholars have been majors in physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, math, and multiple majors in engineering.

Students can work in topics including condensed matter physics, high energy density plasma and laser physics, optics, and many more.

There are also research opportunities available through the CAMPARE-HERA Astronomy Minority Partnership (CHAMP) program. In this Program, students will study cosmology and radio astronomy at one of 6 universities partnering on the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) project, a new state-of-the-art telescope being built in South Africa. Students with an interest in hands-on laboratory and computer based work, while working to understand the underlying science of the project are especially encouraged to apply to champ. 

General Program Information: 
-Program participants receive a stipend and travel and housing expenses are included
-Programs run from 8-12 weeks
-The application deadline is February 1, 2019. 
Click here to learn more about the program. 
Click here for application instructions. 
Any questions can be directed to Program Director,  Professor Alex Rudolph, department of Physics and Astronomy, Cal Poly Pomona, at alrudolph@cpp.edu. 



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