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  • Summer Opportunity: STAQ Quantum Ideas Summer School 2020

    Volume 26, Issue 20 (March 9th, 2020)

    The Quantum Ideas Summer School, June 8-12, 2020 in Durham, NC, is open to Undergraduates, Graduate Students and Industry participants. Participant support is funded by the National Science Foundation.

    Topics covered include: Fundamentals of Quantum Information, Quantum Algorithms, Trapped Ions, Superconductors, Spins in Semiconductors, Quantum Architecture, Quantum Error Correction.

    Confirmed Lecturers: Kenneth Brown, Fernando Calderon-Vargas,  Fred Chong, Peter Love, Akimasa Miyake, Chris Monroe, Maika Takita.

    Applications close on Friday, March 20. Registration and more details:

    Margo Ginsberg | Program Coordinator and STAQ Administrator
    Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Duke University
    Mailing: Box 90528, Durham, NC 27708

    Office: 701 W Main St, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701


  • Research Associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    Volume 26, Issue 20 (March 9th, 2020)

    The Research Associate would support research projects related to energy management, energy efficiency, and sustainability in the US, particularly in the federal sector.  There are currently two recent Carleton physics grads working in similar positions there.  Alum Christopher Payne ’91 will be on campus during the first week of April to talk to students who might be interested in applying.  If *you* are interested, email Trenne, who can connect you with Christopher during his visit to talk about the position.

  • Purdue REU

    Volume 26, Issue 17 (February 17, 2020)


    Purdue University is happy to once again, host the Summer Research Opportunities Program on its campus June 1, 2020 through July 24, 2020.  This program helps to mentor URM undergraduates, as they develop their research skills, in preparation for a graduate school education.  Both STEM and non-STEM students are welcome to apply.

    Attached will you find a flyer for students who are interested in furthering their research experience, and are possibly looking at Graduate School in the future.  Primarily, this program takes Junior & Senior Undergraduates, but occasionally Sophomores are also accepted.  Students graduating this spring, and looking at Graduate Schools for the fall, are also more than welcome to apply.
    We will be accepting applications until March 1st, 2020.  The scan code to the SROP webpage is on the flyer, but also here, for ease of use.

    When students apply, they will need to upload a personal statement, research statement, and transcript along with the application.  They will not be required to have letters of recommendation at the time of application, but must enter two recommenders’ names, along with the email address and phone #.  After they apply, we will contact the recommender, asking them to fill out a brief survey about the student and upload a letter of recommendation (optional) at that time.

    Included with acceptance into Purdue University’s SROP is a roundtrip flight, university housing, and a generous stipend.  In addition to a 40 hour work week of research training, SROP provides professional development workshops, social activities, and the opportunity to develop a diverse cohort of colleagues and friends.

    The link directly to the application, can be found HERE.



    Theresa Bescher, Senior Administrative Assistant  
    Office of Graduate Diversity InitiativesThe Graduate School

  • Sheldahl Internship for summer

    Volume 26, Issue 17 (February 17, 2020)



    My name is Paul Scaletta, and I am a process engineer at Sheldahl Flexible Technologies here in Northfield. I am reaching out today because Sheldahl is looking for a summer intern to help out with our vacuum deposited materials group. The link to the internship opening can be found here .

    Our vacuum deposited materials group utilizes several different vacuum coating systems and deposition processes to build products for a variety of industrial applications. First and foremost, we are a leading supplier of passive thermal control material to the space industry. Our products have been on every US space program since the 1950s! The intern will be helping this group with a variety of new and on-going projects that can range from developing or optimizing deposition processes, process trouble-shooting/problem solving, to product development. Some experience in vacuum technology and/or thin film deposition or characterization is desired but not at all a requirement. I would recommend any interested student to apply.


    Paul Scaletta

  • Work during Reunion 2020!

    Volume 26, Issue 16 (Feb 10, 2020)
    Reunion 2020, June 18-21! Alumni Relations is seeking a diverse group of student workers with a variety of skills and interests. They’re looking for students to work as Class Hosts, Children/Teen camp counselors, Shuttle Drivers, Reunion Photographers, Registration/Information Desk Attendants, Reunion Assistants, and Social Media Assistants.
    Housing is provided during Reunion. If you want to stay on campus between the end of term and Reunion, you can apply to work for a department on campus in order to purchase housing. Graduating seniors have their housing covered between commencement and Reunion.
    Applications are due May 1st. If you are interested and want to learn more, come to an info session on Tuesday, April 7th at 5 PM in Sayles 251.
    The link for the application and more information on the positions and housing is:
    If you have questions, email
  • REU at Montana State

    Volume 26, Issue 15 (Feb 3, 2020)

    The Department of Physics at Montana State University will offer six undergraduate research positions for ten weeks from June through August of 2020. These positions are funded through the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program.Projects will focus on Quantum Physics, Quantum Materials, Condensed Matter, and Optical Physics. Examples include: levitated quantum optomechanics; nano-optics of quantum materials; studies of phase transitions in superconductors, magnetic materials, and H2O ice; experiments on magnetic films and nanostructures; biofilm, corrosion research using imaging and chemical analysis techniques; applied optics and optical storage; quantum computing; and theory of superfluids.
    Surrounded by spectacular mountains, Bozeman is a town of 46,000 at an elevation of 5000 feet in the Gallatin Valley, 80 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. Summers in Bozeman offer unparalleled opportunities for biking, hiking, backpacking, climbing, fly fishing, river floating, whitewater rafting and camping.
    Dates – 10 weeks (1 June – 7 August 2020). Applications due March 2, 2020.
    Financial Support – Stipends are $6,000 for the ten-week program. Round-trip travel costs to Bozeman, on-campus housing accommodation, and a food allowance will be provided.
    Eligibility – Participants must be full-time undergraduates majoring in physics or a related discipline, typically finishing their sophomore, junior, or senior years, and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications from underrepresented groups are particularly welcomed.
    For more information about this REU program, contact: Prof. Brian D’Urso ( or Prof. John Neumeier (

    Apply Here

  • Technical Writing Scientist Position at Thorlabs

    Volume 26, Issue 15 (Feb 3, 2020)

    Technical Writing Scientist

    Thorlabs is currently seeking applications from highly motivated individuals to inform and educate the photonics’ community about Thorlabs’ products and their applications. The ideal candidate will be a recent or upcoming graduate with an undergraduate or master’s degree in physics, optics, lasers, imaging, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or a closely related field.
    The successful candidate will work to strengthen Thorlabs’ position as a leading manufacturer of Photonics products. In support of that mission, he or she will develop effective product presentations for our website and for use at tradeshows. Technical marketers work closely with graphic artists to create presentations. Original content is based on basic information provided by Thorlabs’ engineers and business unit leaders. Hence, this position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.  Laboratory experience beyond basic laboratory courses [i.e., participation in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), senior honors project, or the like] is highly desirable. The candidate should also have strong writing and presentation skills in English, excellent organizational skills, the ability to work under time constraints, and a desire to learn about new technologies.

    Key Responsibilities

    Develop effective content and application images for use in various forms of marketing collateral
    Create tutorials, sales sheets, monitor presentations, posters, and brochures
    Develop application images based on Thorlabs’ products
    Partner with the graphics staff to create product videos and animations
    Learn and implement best practices for building website content
    Develop and implement search engine optimization projects for various product lines
    Participate in defining and developing new product and/or product enhancements
    Additional responsibilities may include participating in and leading marketing projects and attending tradeshows


    Bachelors or Masters Degree in Physics, Optics, Lasers, Engineering, or a closely related field
    Strong writing and presentation skills in English
    Strong organizational and planning skills
    Ability to multitask, be detail oriented, and solve problems, all while under tight time constraints

    The Technical Writing Scientist position is located in Newton, NJ. Interested candidates can send their resumes to

  • KR Fellowships for summer 2020

    Volume 26, Issue 14 (Jan 27, 2020)

    Kolenkow-Reitz Fellowship:  The Kolenkow-Reitz Fellowship provides research support for Carleton students working with non-Carleton science and math faculty at another institution during the summer or over winter break.  These research opportunities are intended to encourage Carleton students’ development as scientists and their exploration of mathematics, statistics, and the sciences as a possible career.  Applications are now being accepted for Summer Break fellowships.  Application deadline is 5 PM on Friday, February 21, 2020.

  • EERE Internship

    Volume 26, Issue 14 (Jan 27, 2020)

    Now accepting applications for EERE Energy Storage Internship Program

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Energy Storage Internship Program offers 10-week, hands-on, practical internships at U.S. national laboratories. Participants will conduct research related to the development of newer chemistries, battery designs, and manufacturing processes needed to usher in changes in energy storage.

    Why should I apply?

    As a participant in the EERE Energy Storage Internship Program, you will gain a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent, and skills to research and development projects focused on energy storage. You will be under the guidance of a mentor who is a technical staff scientist or an engineer at a national laboratory. You will be able to establish connections with DOE scientists and subject matter experts that will promote long-term relationships between yourself, researchers, and DOE.


    • Stipends:  Undergraduate students receive a $600 per week stipend. Graduate students and postgraduate students receive a $750 per week stipend.
    • Housing Allowance: $150 per week for interns whose home location is more than 50 miles from the hosting facility
    • Inbound/Outbound Travel Reimbursement: Up to $1,000 to/from assigned location for interns whose home location is more than 50 miles from the hosting facility


    • U.S. citizenship
    • Be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2020.
    • Meet one of the following conditions:
      • Recent graduate: Have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree in the past two years in a discipline related to energy storage.
      • Undergraduate student: Be enrolled as a full-time student as a junior or senior at a U.S. accredited college or university during winter/spring 2020 and be pursuing a degree in a discipline related to energy storage.
      • Graduate student: Be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at a U.S. accredited college or university during winter/spring 2020 and be pursuing a degree in a discipline related to energy storage.

    How to Apply

    Submit applications and supporting materials online.


    The application and letter of recommendation are due March 3, 2020, 5:00 PM EST.

    For more information

    Contact us at

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  • Robotics Summer Internship

    Volume 26, Issue 14 (Jan 27, 2020)

    Now accepting applications for 2020 EERE Robotics Summer Internships

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program is a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in a field related to robotics. The program provides opportunities for high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students and postgraduates to intern at federal national laboratories throughout the United States.  The EERE Robotics Internship Program is sponsored by the EERE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO).

     Why should I apply?

    You will receive:

    • Hands-on experience in development of future robotics technical, engineering, and advanced manufacturing technologies
    • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts
    • Identification of career goals and opportunities
    • Stipends:  High school seniors and undergraduate students receive a $600 per week stipend; graduate students and postgraduates receive a $750 per week stipend
    • Housing Allowance: $150 per week for interns whose home location is more than 50 miles from the hosting facility
    • Inbound/Outbound Travel Reimbursement: Up to $1,000 to/from assigned location for interns whose home location is more than 50 miles from the hosting facility


    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2020.
    • Be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline related to robotics and/or manufacturing.

    How to Apply

    Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at


    Application and letters of recommendation are due February 3, 2020, 8:00 AM EST.

    For more information

    Contact us at

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