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Research Experience for Undergrads & Teachers

Students and Teachers selected for the program will work with staff scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development.
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REU 2019 @ AO-Science & Visitor Center

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Students and Teachers selected for the program will work with staff scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development. Students will be exposed to the interdisciplinary character of this unique research facility through lectures by the staff and visiting scientists, seminar series, tours of the observatory facilities and frequent informal discussions with staff and scientists. Students are also expected to have the opportunity to conduct hands-on observing with the 305-m telescope.


Applications for the REU/RET program should be made via the online form. You will be required to upload supporting documents (personal essay, CV/Resumé, and a copy of the official transcripts) and to nominate 1 referee.
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Program Advantages

Stipends

Participants will receive a $450-per-week stipend and will reside at the Arecibo Observatory (AO) lodging facilities, for ten whole weeks. All meals will be provided.

Extraordinary Destiny

A bonus of our program is the opportunity to explore the extraordinarily beautiful island of Puerto Rico, its culture and environments.

Unique Research Facility

Students are also expected to have the opportunity to conduct hands-on observing with the 305-m telescope and many others scientific instruments.

Great Mentorship

The REUT program mentors are experienced scientists and engineers working at the Arecibo Observatory.

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2018 REU&T Recap

by REUT Staff

On Friday, August 3, the students from the summer program Research Experience for Undergraduates & Teachers, better known as REUT, presented their work to their mentors and the rest of the Arecibo Observatory (AO) staff. During this summer, undergraduate students and teachers selected for the program worked with staff scientists on projects related to ongoing research or instrumentation development.

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REU Stories 2017
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REU Stories - 2017

by Clarissa (REU Student)

It’s amazing how much you can learn in ten weeks. MATLAB went from being this weird uncomfortable program to one I’m proficient in. I now know about the history of the Arecibo Telescope, from sinkhole to world-class telescope, with line feeds and super-complicated optics. I almost understand galactic HI observations. I had never heard of LIDAR before, and now I can explain what it does. (Looks at the ionosphere from 80-100 km with pretty lasers.) My Spanish proficiency doubled, as did my knowledge of statistics. I’ve become more comfortable using command lines and troubleshooting code. I learned about the Saturn system and the Cassini mission. I’m now much better at explaining and presenting my research.

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