Summer Undergraduate Research in Computational Geodynamics
UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography
February 1, 2018
La Jolla, California
Starting at 4000.00
Housing, Travel Reimbursement, Other
Earth and Environmental Sciences: Geoscience, Physics: Fluid Mechanics and Dynamics, Physics: Geophysics
GLADE (Geodynamics of the Lithosphere and Deep Earth) REU program provides undergraduate research opportunities in computational geodynamics. Research projects are related to numerical modeling and computer simulation of magmatic and tectonic phenomena caused by the dynamics of Earth’s deep interior, such as plate tectonics, mountain building, seafloor spreading, and volcanism. This research provides a unique blend of geological sciences, physics, engineering (fluid mechanics, continuum and solid mechanics), numerical methods and computational sciences, and employs some of the nation’s fastest supercomputers to achieve this. Examples of big scientific questions that can be addressed with computational geodynamics are 1) Why does Earth have plate tectonics and Venus does not? 2) Do planets outside our solar system have plate tectonics? 3) Is plate tectonics necessary for a planet to be habitable?
REU participants are matched with host mentors from a nationwide network that includes UC San Diego, UC Davis, UT Austin, U. Maryland, UC Boulder, Univ. Illinois Urbana Champagne, Virginia Tech, Rice, U. Houston, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Penn State, U. Kentucky, U. Minnesota, U. Hawaii, Penn St., Portland St., and more…
Additional Salary Information: $4000 Stipend plus housing allowance and travel costs
About UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
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