Cornell University, Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education

Position ID:Cornell-CLASSEPhysics-SERCCS2021 [#17687]
Position Title: SERCCS2021 CHESS, Cornell Univeristy
Position Type:Student programs
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, +
Appl Deadline:2021/02/19 11:59PMhelp popup filled (posted 2020/12/01)
Position Description:    

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Summer Engineering and Research for Community College Students (SERCCS) at Cornell

We are inviting community college students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to apply for our Summer Engineering and Research for Community College Students (SERCCS) program. Through this program, students interested in a career in science, engineering, and technology have the opportunity to participate in research and development projects at the Center for High-Energy X-ray Sciences (CHEXS) at Cornell. CHEXS is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and operates experimental capabilities optimized for the characterization of materials and biological systems with high intensity and high energy X-rays provided by the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS).

During the eight-week SERCCS program (June 14 - August 6, 2021), participants will work closely with a mentor on a project related to ongoing research and development at CHEXS. These projects include the development of new experimental capabilities, testing and commissioning of scientific instruments, data analysis and interpretation etc.

In addition to participating in research and development, the SERCCS program includes seminars, lectures and social events as well as a symposium at the end of the program when participants present results of their research to all program participants and mentors. Depending on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the university, the SERCCS program will be held remotely or in person on campus. If the program is held in person, local group housing will be provided through Cornell University Campus life. Participants will receive a stipend of $4000 for the duration of the program.

Your application should include:
1. A personal statement describing your experience, skills, interests and goals, and what aspect of the research is of special interest to you.
2. An official electronic transcript from your community college.
3. Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a professor at your college.

For further information about the program, please contact Elke Arenholz, CHESS Associate Director (

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Wilson Synchrotron Lab & Ring, Room 348
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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