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Fermilab's QuarkNet Internship Applications Open Today, Due March 31

March 01, 2016 2:24 PM | Linda Zanieski (Administrator)

Students in 10th through 12th grade are invited to apply for the QuarkNet internship program, which offers summer research opportunities in science and technology. Students will work with scientists for six weeks on projects related to the Fermilab research program. The application period begins March 1.


Program Description

  • What are neutrinos telling us?
  • Are there extra dimensions of space?
  • What happened to the antimatter?

High school students living in the Fermilab area work full-time with scientists and engineers who advance our understanding of the nature of matter and energy. QuarkNet offers summer research opportunities in science and technology for students who have demonstrated a strong interest in and aptitude for science and mathematics. Students work with scientists for six weeks on projects related to the Fermilab research program.


Research Topics:

  • Direct detection of dark matter using the COUPP bubble chamber
  • Building 3D electronic circuits to trigger events at the LHC
  • Making neutrino detectors more sensitive
  • Using interferometers to measure holographic noise
  • Developing software for imaging spectroscopic cameras
  • Building better accelerators
  • Using astronomical surveys to study dark energy and dark matter
  • Looking for particles at the LHC


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