[unav_all] Summer Student Internship, IRIS/PASSCAL Instrument Center and EarthScope USArray Array Operations Facility at New Mexico Tech.

Patricia Griego patricia at passcal.nmt.edu
Thu Feb 12 11:30:39 MST 2009

Summer Student Internship, IRIS/PASSCAL Instrument Center and  
EarthScope USArray Array Operations Facility at New Mexico Tech.

  The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)  
Program for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere  
(PASSCAL) has an opening for a 2009 summer student intern at the IRIS  
PASSCAL Instrument Center at New Mexico Tech. The duration of the  
internship is flexible (up to three months). If scheduling allows,  
the intern will also take part in the late May IRIS Education and  
Outreach Orientation Week at New Mexico Tech (www.iris.edu/internship/ 
info/orientation) in association with the IRIS Summer Undergraduate  
Internship program.  We seek an advanced undergraduate or graduate  
student with seismic experiment design, field methods, seismograph  
electronics, and data processing interests. For general information,  
please visit www.passcal.nmt.edu, or contact PASSCAL Instrument  
Center Director Bruce Beaudoin (575-835-5070; bruce at passcal.nmt.edu).  
The internship includes a weekly stipend for living expenses, round- 
trip travel funds to Socorro, NM, and tuition support to cover NMT  
summer registration as a special graduate student. To apply, send a  
letter summarizing interests, college transcripts, and at least one  
appropriate letter of recommendation to:  PASSCAL Summer Intern  
Committee, c/o Bruce Beaudoin, IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center, New  
Mexico Tech, 100 East Rd., Socorro, NM 87801.  For full  
consideration, materials must be received by April 1, 2009.

  Details: The internship is designed for a student with a background  
in Earth Science who is interested in seismic field methods,  
electronics, and data processing. The IRIS/PASSCAL Instrument Center,  
funded by the National Science Foundation via the IRIS consortium,  
maintains and helps deploy large numbers portable seismographs  
(Reftek and Quanterra), broadband sensors (Streckheisen, Guralp,  
Nanometrics), portable telemetered networks, and high-resolution  
cable reflection systems (Geometrics) that are heavily utilized by  
the U.S. research community and international partners. The  
successful candidate will learn about the technology and maintenance  
of state-of-the-art seismic equipment, potentially assist in  
deployments in the US and overseas, and participate in seismic data  
processing under the direction of the Instrument Center Director and  
Staff. The intern will register as a special student for 6 credits of  
Directed Study (Geophysics 581) under the advisorship of PASSCAL  
Instrument Center P.I. and NMT Geophysics Professor Richard Aster. At  
least one week prior to the conclusion of the internship, the intern  
will submit a report not to exceed 15 pages summarizing tasks  
performed and observations/suggestions pertinent to PASSCAL program  
operations and future Education and Outreach efforts. The intern will  
be awarded $475/week plus transportation costs to and from New Mexico  
Tech reimbursement up to $3,500, and room and board costs up to $1000.

  For further information, please contact Bruce Beaudoin (see above)  
or Rick Aster (aster at ees.nmt.edu; 575-835-5924).
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