Solar Physics/Astronomy and Space Physics REU Program for Summer 2010
2010 research projects and mentors are described here.
Pre-arrival tasks list is here.
Room and computer arrangements are described here.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Calendar of Events includes:
RESIDENCE HALL INFORMATION
You will be lodged in Roskie Residence Hall. You will have a single occupancy room, fully furnished with linens (including two sheets, mattress pad, pillow case, pillow and blanket, but not towels), personal refrigerator, fan, telephone, and internet connection. Extra blankets are available at the front desk upon request. Johnstone has shared laundry and kitchen facilities (with pots and pans) and a game pod (pool table etc). Housing, parking, and internet connection fees are paid by the REU program. You will be mailed an information packet with a residence hall contract form, which you must complete and return to the REU program coordinator (below). A parking permit can be picked up at the University Police Station (Huffman Building, 28 on the campus map) after you've checked in. A parking lot closure schedule during the summer will be available.
Library access is provided by the Solar Physics REU program, and will be arranged after you've arrived.
The stipend for the 10-week program is $4862, plus a $365 meal allowance. Partial payments of the stipend will be distributed at the beginning of the 1st, 5th, and 9th weeks of the 10-week program. The balance will be mailed after the MSU residence hall staff confirms that there are no charges for damage, cleaning, etc, and the MSU library staff confirms that all library materials have been returned. Unless you request otherwise (say, because you choose to buy a residence hall meal plan), the meal allowance will credited to your MSU ID card (called a Cat Card). This card, funded by the REU program, can be used at the cafeteria in the Strand Union Building and Miller Dining Hall , as well as the bookstore, library, and the residence hall laundry. Meal plans are also available and may be purchased at the Miller Dining Hall.
Information about the taxability of the stipend is
Information about what do do with your stipend,
banking-wise (for international students), is here.
You arerequired to carry medical insurance. MSU does not provide health and accident insurance for REU program participants. You are financially responsible for any medical bills incurred as a result of emergency or other medical treatment. You must notify the REU program coordinator in writing if you have medical conditions about which emergency medical personnel should be informed.
Consent forms serve several purposes. If medical treatment is needed because of injury or illness during the REU program, every effort will be made to comply with the information that you provide. We need your consent to obtain emergency treatment on your behalf, and need documentation of your insurance coverage (a copy of your insurance card) for that purpose. Also, during the REU program photographs and videotape footage may be obtained to document the program's activities. Your consent is needed for this purpose.
Print out the CONSENT FORM (pdf), fill it out, attach a copy of your insurance card and a notification of medical conditions about which emergency medical personnel should be informed, and mail it to Solar Physics REU Program, Physics Department, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717-3840.
The REU program provides participants with access, through their Cat Card, to facilities such as those of Intramurals and Recreation and Outdoor Recreation. If you've explored the MSU REU web site from past years, you've no doubt seen pictures of camping & rafting trips that have used equipment rented at very reasonable prices from Outdoor Recreation, such as: Camping at Hyalite Reservoir, near Bozeman, Summer 2001 and Rafting on the Yellowstone, Summer 2004. Bring appropriate clothing and gear for camping and backpacking, if you want to join these trips!
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