Are you interested in hands-on Hyperspectral Imaging experience and learning how to work with interdisciplinary teams? Here is an opportunity.
The Geography Department (http://www.uni.edu/csbs/geography/) at the University of Northern Iowa once again host a NSF-funded REU program to introduce young scientists to a highly interdisciplinary research environment with fundamental and applied research in hyperspectral imaging. Hyperspectral imagine is widely used in various disciplines such as Earth Science, Environmental Science, Biology, Forestry, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geographic Information Science (GISc), and more. If you are interested, application and more information is available online at http://www.geotree.uni.edu/en/reu/home/. Students don’t need to be a geography major or have remote sensing background to be qualified.
A successful candidate should have U.S.-citizen or permanent-resident status and have at least one semester of undergraduate studies remaining after the initial summer program (graduating seniors in May 2018 and graduate students are not eligible to apply). The application deadline is March 22, 2019.
Additional Salary Information: Summer Stipend: $4,000 for eight weeks (May 20-July 12, 2019). In addition, the program will cover the cost of transportation to and from the REU site, housing, a meal plan, lab supplies, and up to $750 for follow up activities.
About NSF REU IDREHSI
The Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Hyperspectral Imaging (IDREHSI) program hosted by the Geography Department at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) is the National Science Foundation's Reseach Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site that focuses on introducing young scientists to a highly interdisciplinary research environment with a unifying theme of fundamental and applied research in hyperspectral imaging. The program offers an 8-week summer school with a focus on field and lab-based hyperspectral imaging applications where students are engaged in faculty-directed collaborative interdisciplinary research projects and team-based problem solving activities. Participants will gain professional (technical skills and scientific training) and personal experiences that are particularly valuable for young scientists. IDREHSI protégés work 30 hours a week and earn a competitive wage. Additionally, furnished apartments are provided at no cost to protégés. Round-trip airfare is also provided to UNI from anywhere within the United States and Puerto Rico.