AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of February 03, 2006
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Joan Schmelz
 
This week's issues:

1. NASA 2006 Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP)

2. Central "Bulletin Board" for Astronomy REU Programs

3. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

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1. NASA 2006 Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP)
From: Margo Kelly (mkellypha.jhu.edu)

The NASA 2006 Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) is now accepting 
applications at: 

http://education.nasa.gov/usrp 

Applications are due on February 20. 

The USRP NASA is seeking undergraduate students from diverse communities 
who are interested in a challenging research experience at a NASA center. 
Ten-week Summer sessions and 15-week Fall sessions are available. Aligned 
with NASA's research and development mission, the USRP program provides 
students with a technical mentor and excellent hands-on experience. Students 
will receive weekly stipends of $500, plus a travel allowance. The USRP 
program seeks to extend and strengthen NASA's commitment to educational 
excellence and university research. 

Eligibility: 

Students who meet the following eligibility requirements may apply to 
participate in NASA's Undergraduate Student Research Program. 

- Classified as a rising junior or senior after Spring 2006 
- U.S. Citizenship 
- Enrolled full-time in an accredited U.S. College or University (community 
  college students may apply; however placement is contingent on matriculation 
  into a four-year institution) 
- Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 
- Eligible fields of study are academic majors or demonstrated coursework or 
  concentration in engineering, mathematics, computer science or physical/life 
  science 
- Demonstrated strong interest/commitment to one of the above career fields 
  or disciplines (e.g., science/math/engineering fairs, clubs or awards; 
  tutoring/mentoring, internships or other related experience). 

More information about this program and the on-line application are available 
at:

http://education.nasa.gov/usrp 

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2. Central "Bulletin Board" for Astronomy REU Programs
From: Alycia J. Weinberger [alyciadtm.ciw.edu]

"The AAS Education Office has agreed to provide a central "bulletin board" 
for astronomy REU programs as a service to the astronomy community:

http://www.aas.org/education/reu.htm

The AAS is not responsible for accuracy or missing links. Please contact the 
individual REU programs for further information.

http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm

[Please note that some REU sites offer astronomy as well as other fields and 
are therefore not listed under "astronomical sciences" at NSF.]

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