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SARP 2014

Program Information

***The SARP 2014 application period has closed***


The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated advanced undergraduates to apply for participation in the NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP 2014).  The purpose of the Student Airborne Research Program is to provide students with hands-on research experience in all aspects of a major scientific campaign, from detailed planning on how to achieve mission objectives to formal presentation of results and conclusions to peers and others. Students will work in four multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes.  Participants will assist in the operation of instruments onboard the DC-8 research aircraft to sample and measure atmospheric gases and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands.  Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites.

Outstanding faculty and staff for this program will be drawn from several universities and NASA centers, as well as from NASA flight operations and engineering personnel. The eight-week program begins June 15, 2014 and concludes August 8, 2014.  Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will take place during the first two weeks of the program at NASA’s Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility, in Palmdale, CA. Post-flight data analysis and interpretation will take place during the final six weeks of the program at the University of California, Irvine.
Successful applicants will be awarded a $3,000 stipend for the 8-week program.  Full travel and living expenses and a $2,500 food allowance will also be provided.  Applicants must be US citizens.
Selection criteria will include:
•   Excellent Academic performance
•   Potential for contributing to the United States future workforce as judged by career plans
•   Evidence of interest in Earth system science and hands-on research
•   Leadership qualities and ability to perform in teams

Deadline for all applications is February 7, 2014.

Specific questions about the program can be emailed to:

SARP staff also will be present at the NASA booth at the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

Application Instructions

***The SARP 2014 application period has closed***

To submit your application to NASA SARP 2014, email your completed SARP 2014 application form, PDF files of your unoffical transcript/s and your resume.  The subject of the email should read: SARP2014_Application_(Your last name)

Recommendation letter(s) should also be emailed directly by your recommender to by the deadline.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is February 7, 2014 at 5PM Pacific Standard Time.

Application Form

SARP 2014 application form.

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SARP Flyer

SARP 2014 Program Flyer

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