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A typical bolt of lightning is about 4 miles long, moves up to 1/3 the speed of light and packs a current of 100,000 volts! Learn more about lightning in the Power House exhibit at the Discovery Center Museum.
Happy 60th!Argonne National Laboratory celebrates its 60th anniversary in the fall of 2006: Argonne National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's largest research centers. It is also the nation's first national laboratory, chartered in 1946. Argonne is a direct descendant of the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory, part of the World War Two Manhattan Project where the world's first controlled nuclear chain reaction was created. After the war, Argonne was given the mission of developing nuclear reactors for peaceful purposes. Over the years, Argonne's research expanded to include many other areas of science, engineering and technology. Argonne is not and never has been a weapons laboratory.
- High Reynolds Number Turbulent Boundary Layers
Using national Diagnostic Facility to examine turbulent boundary layers with pressure gradient and roughness effects.
- Enhanced Performance of Airfoils for Advanced Military Transport Applications
Evaluation of force and moment coefficients on airfoil shapes used at moderate mach numbers in presence of zero-value flux pulsed blowing.
- Rough Wall Turbulent Boundary Layers
Investigate effects on roughness on turbulent boundary layers.
- Laboratory work to develop techniques for making mirrors, which reflect x-rays
Development of new methods of fabricating high performance x-ray optics (e.g., electriforming, surface measurement and vacuum system operation.
- Development of Deployable Mirrors
Development of large deployable space objects for radio, infrared, and optical radiation.
- Experiments in High Energy Astrophysics (TRACER)
Research in particle astrophysics. Development of advanced detectors for high-energy cosmic rays, to be used on balloon or in space. Calibrations in the laboratory, and test measurement at high energy particle acceleratorys. Work is done by close interaction of faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students, and technical staff.
- Studies of the Cosmic Radiation at High Energies (CREAM)
Research in particle astrophysics. Development of a new cosmic-ray detector for ultrlong-duration balloon flight. Calibrations in the laboratory, and test measurement at high energy particle accelerators. Work is done by close interaction of faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students, and technical staff.
- Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
UROP is a program designed to cultivate and support research partnerships between University of Illinois College of Engineering undergraduates and faculty members. All projects focus on NASA-related science and engineering research. Highly-motivated sophomores, juniors and seniors as well May 2014 graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are invited to apply to participate in UROP.
- NASA Summer Internships
Undergraduates opportunities for mentored research experiences at participating NASA Centers and research support facilities. Applications are submitted through NASA's "one-stop-shopping" web site, OSSI-SOLAR. The application deadline is March 1, 2014.
- The NASA Academies are intensive educational programs emphasizing group activities, teamwork, research, and creativity. The curriculum balances direct contact with science and engineering R&D with an awareness of the managerial, political, financial, social and human issues faced by aerospace professionals. Included are seminars, informal discussions, evening lectures, supervised research, visits to other NASA Centers and facilities, group project/s, tours, posters/presentations, and assessment. Applications are submitted through OSSI-SOLAR. The application deadline is February 7, 2014.
APL is engineering the future of space exploration - examining Earth's near-space environment, our star, planetary bodies, and the outer solar system. The NASA/APL Internship Program provides unique opportunities for university students to work on NASA missions or other space-related research opportunities at APL over ten weeks summer 2014. The application deadline is January 27, 2014.
Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars, or LARSS, is a 10-week summer internship at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Internships are available for rising undergraduate juniors, seniors and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, materials science, atmospheric science and other aerospace-related fields that lend support to NASA’s mission. Students with other majors also are invited to apply. The 10-week internship includes doing a research project under the supervision of a researcher, attending technical lectures by prominent engineers and scientists, and presenting project results at a poster session. Additional elements include tours of Langley wind tunnels, computational facilities and laboratories, as well as several networking activities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2014.
There are a number of undergraduate student research internship opportunities available at NASA's Ames Research Center. These Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) internships are for upper division undergraduate students majoring in areas of engineering and biology. Small teams of students will be paired with a NASA mentor and will engage in hands-on research supporting current NASA space biology and space biotechnology projects. Applications are submitted through OSSI-SOLAR. The application deadline is March 15, 2014.