Apply for the 2020 AstroTech Summer School
The Institute for Scientist & Engineer Educators and University of California, Berkeley, are pleased to announce the 2020 AstroTech Summer School, to be held at UC Berkeley 20-24 July 2020. Download the flyer (PDF).
The summer school is designed for upper-level undergraduate students and early graduate students in astronomy, engineering, physics, or computer science. Participants will gain skills, knowledge, and mindset to advance in the field of instrumentation, including
- Designing, building, and testing an astronomical instrument
- Practicing inclusive teamwork
- Learning about careers in instrumentation
- Networking with people from telescopes, universities, and companies across the US
A core goal of AstroTech is to help reverse the underrepresentation of people of color, women and gender minorities, and other marginalized groups in astronomy instrumentation. We especially encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Deadline: 23 January 2020.
We recommend you begin the application as soon as possible. See the application for all necessary requirements. We especially encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply. We will consider applications from individuals interested in making instrumentation more equitable and inclusive. Want a reminder as the application deadline approaches? Complete our brief expression-of-interest form.
All applicants selected to participate in AstroTech will be provided with substantial financial assistance for travel and accommodations. For further details on costs of attendance, see our FAQ page. Questions? Email the AstroTech program managers.