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RECA INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2024

The proposed period for the fourth edition of this internship program is the summer of 2024. The dates are flexible by mutual agreement between the supervisor and the student, but the research aims to be completed in a range of approximately 10 weeks between May and August 2024. Therefore, dedication of time and commitment to research by the student is expected during that period.

Unlike last year, this year WE DO NOT HAVE FUNDING for students, due to lack of sponsorship by other institutions.

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ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

The research project assigned to each student will be a priority of this program. Nevertheless, there will be some additional activities to complement this research experience.

PYTHON BOOTCAMP

Students will have the opportunity to be mentored in learning Python basics that will be useful during internships.

OBSERVATION TIME

Students will have the opportunity to remotely monitor real-time observations made by professional telescopes around the world.

PROFESSIONAL TALKS

Weekly, students will receive virtual talks on specific astronomy topics given by world experts where emphasis will be placed on the path of the researcher.

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SUPPORT

The members of the committee will be available to support students in conceptual doubts, programming or any other tool that facilitates the correct development of the research project.

PUBLICATION IN ASTROBITOS

The selected students will have the opportunity to publish the  results of their research in the Astronomy Portal: ASTROBITOS

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REQUIREMENTS

Student in the last two years of an undergraduate program in physics, astronomy or related areas.

If the student has already completed the undergraduate degree and has not started a master's degree, they are eligible to apply.

The student must reside in Colombia.

Have availability of time to carry out the research project during the months of May and August.

The student must have access to realible internet

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PROJECTS 2024

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The Relationship between Rotation and Magnetic Activity in Cold Dwarfs, as Seen in H-alpha Emission in Group-X Open Cluster Stars

Supervisor: PhD. Alejandro Nuñez
(Dartmouth Colle
ge, USA),
 

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Quantifying the rate of chemical desorption needed to explain the abundances of complex molecules in the dense interstellar medium.

Supervisor: PhD Germán Molpeceres
(The Astronomy Department of The Physics Institute - UFRGS)
 

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Cosmology with extra-galactic mapping.

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Geoeffectiveness of Solar Flares during Solar Cycles 23, 24 and the ascending phase of solar cycle 25

Supervisor: PhD. Jenny Marcela Rodríguez-Gómez (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA. and The Catholic University of America, Washington DC, USA)

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Study of the evolution of macroscopic properties of Alfvénic fluctuations in the solar wind.

Supervisor:  PhD. Carlos Gonzalez 
(Max Planck Institute for Astronomy - MPIA)

 

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Production of fast neutron absorption elements (r-process) in the collision of the Milky Way with the "Gaia-Sausage".

Supervisor: Dr. David Aguado
( Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, España)

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CALL

The call to participate in the 2023 Internship is open until  Monday May 1, 2023 (11:59 pm).
For this year we will have 6 research projects, so 6 students will be accepted.

Please read the necessary requirements before filling out the application form (If there are doubts about how to do the documentation, we recommend you review the RECA Mentoring Program Panels):

LETTER OF
MOTIVATION

One page maximum  letter size, single spacing, font 11 and margins of 2.5cm that  answer the questions: Why do you want to apply? Why are you a good candidate or candidate?

CV

Resume (CV) of a maximum of two letter-size pages, font size 11 and margins
2.5cm

TRANSCRIPTS

Undergraduate transcripts. An official certificate is not necessary, however, it is necessary that the document clearly shows the subjects studied and the grade obtained in each of them and, if possible, the final average.

LETTERS OF
RECOMMENDATION

Names and emails of at least 2  persons that know you academically. . If you make the final ranking, these persons will be contacted to issue a letter of recommendation. 

 

Please make sure that both references know you in terms of academics (professors or supervisors) and that they agree to issue a positive letter. Please avoid placing references of family members or friends.

FORM AND
DOCUMENTS

The documents described above as well as the information about the references should be included in the  Application form, which must be filled  completely. Apply below.

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE 2024

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Researcher 
Florida Institute of 
Technology
USA

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Postodoctoral Researcher
University of California, Berkeley
USA

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PhD student
John Hopkins University
USA

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Researcher, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory/Kavli Institute, Stanford University
EEUU

Heidy Quitian

Postdoctoral research associate
Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics, Germany

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LUIS E. SALAZAR MANZANO, MSc

PhD student
University of Michigan
USA

2024: Team Members

FAQ

Unfortunately not. We are working to expand the range to more countries.

I JUST STARTED A POSTGRADUATE MAY I APPLY?

No. You are ineligible.

I DO NOT STUDY IN COLOMBIA. MAY I APPLY?

I AM A STUDENT AT A COLOMBIAN INSTITUTION, BUT I AM NOT A COLOMBIAN CITIZEN. MAY I APPLY?

Yes!

DURING THE MONTHS OF THE PROGRAM, I HAVE TO STUDY OR WORK. MAY I APPLY?

In principle, our students must have full-time availability to work on their research project. However, you can apply as long as you justify how much time you can dedicate to the project

IS THERE ANY COST WITHIN THE PROGRAM?

None!

I AM NOT A STUDENT OF PHYSICS OR ASTRONOMY. MAY I APPLY?

Students of related careers in exact sciences (geology, chemistry, biology, mathematics, etc.), and engineering are welcome to apply.

HOW MUCH IS THE REMUNERATION PER STUDENT?

This year, we do not have the resources for a paid program. We seek that even without financial remuneration, students can access the experience of doing research in astronomy.

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