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Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Program Application for 2015

Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719
Telephone: (520) 318-8230

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Deadline for receipt of this application and supporting materials is January 30, 2015.

1. Name:
  Last First Middle
2. Mailing Address (on Feb 28, 2015):
  Telephone: ()   -  

3. Home Address:
  Telephone: ( -  

4. E-mail address:
  Check one: United States Citizen
    Permanent Resident of the United States

5. How did you first learn that NOAO/KPNO offered a paid internship program for undergratuates? Select one.
  Your Advisor
Electronic Announcement or Web site
Career Planning/Job Placement
College or department staff member
Friend or previous REU student
Announcement on a bulletin board
Scientific journal or other publication

6. Completion of section 6 is voluntary. To help determine the degree to which diverse segments of the population are served by this program, please answer the questions below. Participants will be selected on merit, regardless of race, religion, national origin, or gender.
  Select one: Male  
  Select one: Caucasian  
    African American  
    Native American  

7. What is your current college level?
Freshman (Year 1 of 4)    Sophmore (Year 2 of 4)    Junior (Year 3 of 4, or 4 of 5)

8. Transcripts: The applicant should arrange for official transcripts to be sent from the institutions listed below. A list of courses now in progress should be sent.
  College or University Major Subject
Dates Attended
Dates Degree
Received or Expected
  Please list undergraduate cumulative Grade Point Average.
  All courses:
Physical Science and Math courses:
Maximum GPA:

9. Recommendations: Please list a minimum of 2 people who can evaluate your ability, experience, and potential. We prefer to receive Letters of Recommendation through the mail, however, if circumstances present themselves that they must be sent via e-mail, we will only accept them if they are on Letterhead and include the electronic signature of the sender. Our mailing address is KPNO REU Program, 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719.
  Name College or University Department
(Area Code) Phone

10. Dates you would be available for the program (mm/dd/yyyy): From:    To:

11. To help us match applicants with research projects. mark 1, 2, or 3, to indicate your first, second and third choice of Astronomical Field and Type of Work:
  Astronomical Field: Galactic Extra-galactic Planetary Stellar Other
  Type of Work: Computational Instrumentation Observational Theoretical

12. Please describe your experience with computers, operating systems, computer languages, and major software systems.

13. Please list any scientific or related employment, including research positions, which you have had since graduation from High School:
Employer's Name
Address Job Title
Short Description of Major Duties

14. Publications and Honors:

15. Letter: An important part of this application is a letter in which you should describe your educational background and goals, along with your scientific interest and experience. The letter should contain whatever further information you consider relevant to the evaluation of your potential for success as a research assistant in the NOAO REU Program, including a statement indicating what you hope to gain from this experience at KPNO. You can either enter your letter here, or send it via US Mail, along with your Letters of Recommendation and Transcripts to the address below. If you choose the US Mail option, please check the following box .

16. If you have any comments or additional information that you would like to include with your application, please use the comment field below.

For more information contact the KPNO REU program at:

REU Program
Kitt Peak National Observatory
950 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 318-8230

The deadline for receipt of this application and supporting material is January 30, 2015.