The Arecibo Observatory Research Experience for Undergraduates and Teachers program is funded by the National Science Foundation under grant number AST/1559849.
Coin operated washing machines and dryers are available for use. Hours: weekdays, after 4:30pm; weekends, all day. Laundry detergent is available for purchase.
A kitchenette is located in proximity to the site cafeteria. Open all hours.
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 12:00pm until 10:00pm. Pool towels are available upon request.
A basketball court is located on site and is available for use by visitors. Open all hours.
The AO site cafeteria is located in proximity to the Administration building. Hours of service: Monday through Friday, 7:00am – 5:30pm.
A telephone access code may be requested for legitimate calls in connection with AO business, within reason.
Step by Step
We generally look for students who are majoring in astronomy or physics, computer science and electrical engineering. Grades are important but so are the student’s enthusiasm, initiative, and future goals. We give emphasis to students with good math and computing backgrounds. See the FAQ page for details regarding the supporting documents.
Should contain education details, previous employment, research / lab experiences, technical and programming skills, publications and awards. Maximum of two pages in PDF format.Academic Transcripts
We require an unofficial transcript, to be submitted with the digital application. Official transcript will be required from those selected as participants. If you have multiple transcripts, please combine them into a single PDF file. Please scan the front and back of each printed page of the transcript.Personal Essay
Describe your educational background and goals, and your scientific interests and experience. Please include any information relevant to the evaluation of your potential for success as a research assistant in the Arecibo Observatory REU Summer Program. Maximum of two pages in PDF format.Letters of Recommendation
We will contact your references directly after verifying your online application. Maximum of two pages in PDF format.
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