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RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES
(REU)
at the
MIT HAYSTACK OBSERVATORY
Westford, MA

The MIT Haystack Observatory invites undergraduate science, engineering and computer science students to apply for summer research positions. The program is 8 weeks long, extending from early June to August. Support is provided by the National Science Foundation's REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program. Women, minorities, and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Haystack Observatory, located 40 miles northwest of Boston, is a research center engaged in radio astronomy, geodesy, atmospheric science, and instrumentation development for radiometry, interferometry, and radar systems. The Observatory instrumentation consists of several large radio and optical telescopes and radar systems, all equipped with sophisticated digital control and data processing systems.

Students majoring in Astronomy, Space Physics, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and several other fields have enjoyed working in this REU program over the past two decades. In recent years, their summer projects have been archived on the web.

See our FAQ below for some additional details about the program. For further information please contact reuhaystack@haystack.mit.edu or call 781-981-5400. Also check out the MIT Haystack Observatory's web pages for particulars on the various projects underway at Haystack.

Support for the Haystack REU program is provided by the National Science Foundation through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.

M.I.T. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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