Alabama Plasma Internship Program (ALPIP)


The AL Plasma Internship Program (ALPIP) is a partnership with the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL) that provides undergraduate students with a combination of scientific training and research experiences at PPPL for one week followed by a hands-on research experience at a CPU2AL institution for nine weeks. During the first week at PPPL, students will be part of a larger national plasma science student cohort, learn about opportunities in plasma science, and be exposed to the research environment of the national laboratory. 

Alabama Research Experience for Undergraduates (ALREU)

The NSF EPSCoR CPU2AL project intends to support 4 interns for the summer of 2019 under the Alabama Research Experiences for Undergraduates (ALREU). The ALREU program is a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate students enrolled at HBCU institutions in Alabama that are part of the CPU2AL project. The main goal of the program is to attract undergraduate students from HBCUs to research and graduate programs in Alabama. The ALREU program is envisioned to run in parallel to NSF REU programs at the different institutions.

Corporate Internship Program on Plasma Technology Applications (CIPPTA)

This program provides undergraduate and graduate students with internship opportunities with AL companies to learn about industrial plasma technology applications and prepare them for transition into the AL workforce. For more information, visit the CIPPTA webpage.




Graduate Research Assistantships

gra brochureThe CPU2AL project provides financial support to selected graduate students involved in hands-on research on low-temperature plasmas at CPU2AL institutions. For more information, visit the Graduate Research Assistantships web page. 




 Joint Space Weather Summer Camp (JSWSC)


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The Joint Space Weather Summer Camp (JSWSC) is an opportunity to learn about space physics in the context of meeting a very practical need -- to understand the influence of the Sun on the space and upper atmosphere of the Earth and its related impact on the technological systems and needs of modern society. Over twenty students from Alabama, Northern Germany, South Africa and Italy participate in a multiple week series of lectures, hands-on projects and experiments and excursions as they learn both the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications of Space Weather and solar and space physics.


Additional Opportunities

The Physics Department at Auburn University invites applications for a post-doctoral research fellow to support the development of emission spectroscopy-based diagnostics for low-temperature plasmas. Click here for more information.


Alabama State University, Center for NanoBiotechnology Research, invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate.  Under direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, the selected candidate will conduct research on funded projects areas of  tissue engineering, Nanobiotechnology, and microbiology, write research articles for publication, prepare and present research at national and international meetings, order supplies by generating requisitions, prepare progress reports, obtain data for grant and proposal writing, train undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory, and perform other duties as assigned. For more information, click here.

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU). The candidate would work in the area of atmospheric pressure plasma treatment of agricultural produce and products with a focus on determining the mode of action. For more information, click here.


DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program

The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program provides supplemental awards for Ph.D. students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory for 3 to 12 consecutive months. The program accepts applications twice a year with deadlines in May and November. Benefits include a stipend of $3000 per month and reimbursement for transportation costs to and from the laboratories. The goal of the program is preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.  

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