Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

SWEP Position: McDonald Institute Summer Research & Outreach Fellow

Dates: May 2019 to August 2019
Deadline:  Friday February 8th, 2019

Reporting to the Education & Outreach (E&O) Officer, each McDonald Institute Summer Research and Outreach Fellow (MI Fellow) will be responsible for both research, and research tools training of high school students. 50% of their time will be in progressing a research project with an MI faculty (see below), with the intent to produce or contribute to a scientific paper. Their other 50% of time will be initially co-developing, and then fully implementing a summer school that would meet with a cohort of 5-8 high school students, selected from applications. The students in the cohort would be the McDonald Institute Summer Scholars (MI Scholars). The MI Fellow, working with their research supervisor and E&O Officer would give the MI Scholars a sequence of introductory content material, skills training (computing, theory, experimental design, data entry, report writing), and include a scaled-down, entry-level version of the research project the MI Fellow is pursuing. The summer would conclude with each of the MI Scholars presenting to the department and interested public on their work over the term of the summer camp. This would be followed by each MI Fellow presenting their research project to the department and interested public.

 

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