I am writing to let you know about the NSF sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program at the Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) in Nantucket, MA.
Our award winning program, the recipient of the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, is currently soliciting applications for summer 2017.
The program offers paid, 10-week-long research experiences for six undergraduate students every summer. Student projects range from studies of extra-solar planets and observations of variable stars, to studies of galaxy formation and evolution, and encompass a mix of both observational and theoretical based projects.
As part of the program, the MMA provides free student housing, a student stipend, and paid travel to and from Nantucket. In addition, all students are encouraged to present their research at the annual winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in January 2018, also sponsored by the MMA.
I am attaching below a poster advertising our program. I would very much appreciate it if you would print out and hang this poster in a well-trafficked area within your department. I would also greatly appreciate your encouragement of any interested undergraduate students to apply to the program. Please note, the application deadline is February 1, 2017.
I am grateful for your sharing of this information with your STEM-inclined undergraduate students and for your encouraging them to apply. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Regina Jorgenson
Director of Astronomy
Maria Mitchell Association