Partnerships with Minority Serving Institutions
JINA-CEE embarked on a new collaboration with seven Minority Serving Institutions (Alabama A&M University, Arkansas University At Pine Bluff, Dillard University, Howard University, Texas Southern University, University Of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Virginia Union University) who became part of the JINA-CEE collaborative network. The goal is to build institutional relationships through overlapping research interests, introduce students to the field of nuclear astrophysics and make them part of the JINA-CEE community, and broaden participation and diversity of the JINA-CEE student community.
As a first step, an online lecture series was developed for Fall 2020 that highlighted cutting edge science in nuclear astrophysics. The series also provided information about research opportunities and paths towards graduate education and successful careers in STEM. Lecturers from different JINA-CEE institutions, Ed Brown, Artemis Spyrou, Jinmi Yoon and Remco Zegers, delivered the four lectures of the series, which was embedded into the curriculum at the various institutions. Feedback from students and MSI faculty has been positive. We plan to continue the lecture series in 2021, in addition to follow-up activities like student participation in JINA-CEE workshops and research experiences at various JINA-CEE institutions. The lectures were recorded and posted on the JINA-CEE YouTube channel.
Explore the links below to watch the videos of the lectures, learn a bit about the speakers, and explore research opportunities!
JINA-CEE's Undergraduate Research Assistants (JURA) Program
JINA-CEE offers research opportunities for undergraduates enrolled at a JINA-CEE university. Students work on various research projects under the supervision of JINA-CEE faculty or postdocs and are integrated in the respective research groups. In some cases students are paid by the hour on flexible schedules, also during the semester, with about 10-20 hours/week spent in the lab, or may be eligible to earn directed study credits. Previous projects include: Building experimental equipment, analysis of data, astrophysical simulations, and development of web-based and graphical databases.
If you are a major in physics or a related field such as chemistry or computer science, have a strong interest in nuclear astrophysics, and are interested in participating in this program, contact the responsible JINA-CEE investigator at your university listed below. If your institution is not listed below, there is no formal program in place. However, you may be able to work something out by contacting JINA-CEE faculty at your institution.
Opportunities For Students From Other Universities
For students that do not have easy access to a nuclear physics course. Includes JINA-CEE lecturers and nuclear astrophysics.
Accepted students can request to work with JINA-CEE faculty on nuclear astrophysics projects. Typically includes a visit to the University of Notre Dame.
Accepted students can request to work with JINA-CEE faculty on nuclear astrophysics projects. Typically includes a visit to Michigan State University.