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Student Research Opportunities

NIST's Physical Measurement Laboratory is involved in a wide range of programs designed for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers. They are listed below.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

surf-placeholder_125     A 12 week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program providing hands-on research experience in
     Atomic, Molecular, Optical, Radiation, and Chemical Physics.



Atomic, Molecular and Optical Science

UMD-Logo_125     A cooperative study program sponsored jointly by the University of Maryland at College Park and the National 
     Institute of Standards and Technology at Gaithersburg leading to the Ph.D. degree in the Chemical Physics Program
     at the University of Maryland.



Professional Research Experience Program (PREP)

Colorado_Buffaloes_alternate_logo_125     The Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) is designed to provide valuable laboratory experience and
     financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Colorado at Boulder and from 
the Colorado School of Mines at Golden. The Program is also available to postdoctoral researchers. The research is
     normally carried out in NIST's laboratories.



Joint Quantum Institute Research Opportunities

jqi_logo_125     The Joint Quantum Institute and the Physics Frontier Center at JQI offers research opportunities for graduate
     students and postdoctoral researchers. JQI is located on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland,
     adjacent to Washington D.C. Researchers can work at either the NIST or UMD campus. UMD's new Physical Sciences
     Complex is now home to many JQI scientists and their research groups.


JILA Research Opportunities

JILA_logo     JILA is a joint enterprise between NIST and the University of Colorado. NIST participation involves PML's 
     Quantum Physics Division. Participating CU departments include Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and
     Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences (APS).