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Summer Research Opportunities Available in Aerospace Systems Lab

Feb 16, 2017

The Hume Center’s Aerospace Systems Lab is looking for motivated undergraduate students to join our research team for the summer.

Led by Dr. Jonathan Black, associate professor in the department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, the Aerospace Systems Lab lies at the intersection of mission platforms and mission payloads, and develops our scientific understanding of the space environment to contribute to our understanding of the complex interactions of solar radiation with the Earth’s environment.

Undergraduate researchers in the lab will get the opportunity to conduct hands-on research involving: programming and testing software-defined radios; field testing drones and satellites; and designing, building, and field testing flight hardware. Students will be mentored by a faculty member with assistance from graduate students, post docs, and research scientists. At the end of the summer, students will present their results at an undergraduate research seminar.

Accepted researchers will receive between $10-$12 per hour, depending on their knowledge and level of experience.

Undergraduate researchers will also have the exclusive opportunity to participate in training seminars about professionalism and team effectiveness. These seminars provide a foundation of career education and graduate school preparation. The Virginia Tech Office of Undergraduate Research organizes social meetings, tours of labs and research facilities, and development seminars. Development seminars from 2016 included: Ethical Use of Data; Personal Statements; Graduate School Panel; Writing Effective Abstracts and Proposals; Science Communication; and Presentation Skills.

Interested students should click here to apply. Please note that you will be asked to provide a resume with your application.