The Physics & Astronomy Program at Georgia State University often hires undergraduate research assistants during the summers. If you are an undergraduate student who is interested in carrying out physics or astronomy research, consider applying for a paid research position to work with a faculty member and their team. The start and end dates for the Summer Student Program are flexible, but will nominally cover the 12-week period from mid-May to mid-August. Pay will start at $8.00 per hour, for up to 40 hours per week, and can be increased based on work performance.
Research interests of the astronomy faculty include solar physics, astroinformatics, nearby stars, young stars, hot stars and stellar winds, exoplanets, interferometry, active galactic nuclei, and black holes. Research interests of the physics faculty include condensed matter, nano-optics, nuclear and atomic physics, bio- and neuro-physics, and physics education research.
Raghavan Astronomy Student Fellowship: Applicants indicating an interest in astronomy will automatically be considered for this named fellowship, which will support two research assistants for the summer. Awardees will be selected on the basis of their grades, experience, accomplishments, potential, interests, and match with astronomy faculty members. At the end of the summer semester, the awardees will present their results along with the other summer research assistants and provide a written summary of their accomplishments and future plans.
If you are interested in applying for a possible position, please fill out the application form that can be downloaded from the link below. Return the form and a current resume to Dr. Ben McGimsey (room 429, 1 Park Place, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302) by March 31. If necessary, interviews will take place after the deadline. If you have questions, please feel free to call Dr. McGimsey at 404-413-6075, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the application here!
Students may also have a chance to present their summer research at physics or astronomy conferences.