22 November 1996
National TRAC applications are available in the summer of each year and are due by mid-October for consideration for the following summer. For further information on national applications, please contact
Associated Western Universities (AWU)
4190 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84124
*Note: Funding for the workshop and TRAC is doubtful. Contact Education Office for updates.
|1996 SISE participants pose with 1976 Nobel Laureaute and SLAC Director, Burton Richter||1996 summer interns at their Stanford University housing|
SISE is a lecture and research participation program for undergraduate students who are traditionally underrepresented in science, such as women, and some minority groups. It is designed to encourage these students to pursue careers in science. From a national applicant pool, approximately 20 students are selected to spend 8 weeks at SLAC during the summer under the supervision of laboratory scientists.
Click below to download a copy of the SISE Application Packet to your computer. This 11-page document is available in the following formats:
Note: PDF files are viewable on and printable from most browsers using the Acrobat Reader as a helper application. The Macintosh files have been compressed using binhex, the Windows files using PKZIP.If you are not able to get a copy of the SISE application Packet through any of the formats above please send email to the Summer Internships in Science and Engineering (email@example.com) to have the application packet mailed or faxed to you, or call 415-926-2265 for more information.
SLAC is a charter member of GEM, a non-profit corporation with the goal of increasing the participation of underrepresented minorities at the master's and doctoral levels in engineering and the national sciences. In addition to providing its awardees with financial support during the academic year, GEM arranges internships with its 74 employer members during the summer. As part of GEM's M.S. engineering fellowship program, SLAC selects an average of two new graduate student interns each year.
GEM applicants who are interested in interning at SLAC should note this on their application. Be advised that SLAC is most interested in the fields of electrical, mechanical, environmental, and biomedical engineering, though the particular selection criteria in any given year are dependent on the operational needs of the participating departments.
Non-selected applications will be made available to SLAC departments for consideration as general summer hires.
For applications and further information, contact the GEM Central Office
The GEM Center
P.O. Box 537
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Telephone: (219) 287-1097
Fax: (219) 287-1486
The Science Education Academy of the Bay Area (SEABA) offers an on-line catalogue of professional development programs and other resources for teachers.
A chart of the Standard Model of Fundamental Particles and Interactions and computer software are available for teachers. A fusion chart is also available with information on how fusion reactions work, how to achieve fusion conditions, and energy sources and conversions. For order information contact LBL.
At the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) physicists study the structure of matter at two distinct scales. High-energy electron beams can probe matter to the scale of the internal make-up of protons and neutrons---the objects that themselves make up the tiny nucleus of an atom. You can think of the accelerator as a gigantic microscope; the smaller the object we want to study the higher energy the accelerator needed to probe it.
A second scale is studied using x-rays produced by synchrotron radiation. At the division of SLAC known as the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL), studies probe matter at the scale characteristic of atoms and hence can study a great variety of materials for their intra-molecular structure or the atomic structure of their surfaces and interfaces with other materials.