Graduate Student Opportunities
Description of Role
Graduate students are the key scientists in our research. As a student
you will do much of the equipment building and testing. You are the main
scientists to do the data analysis and are often the first scientists
to see and understand the results. The experiments we run are large, international
experiments. This is broken down into smaller groups of 5-10 scientists
who work closely on a problem. Students gain the benefit of being able
to work on an identifiable task and also contributing to a greater effort.
Students are supported on a TA till the exams are passed. After that
an RA provides full support till you have finished your degree.
What Graduate Life is Like
Hard work!! At the start you will be at ISU for classes. During the
first summer you will be at BNL for a few months and when you have finished
your exams you will move to BNL for most likely 1-2 years. This is an
unrivalled opportunity to learn about the experiment and to become knowledgable
and expert. It is likely that you will return to Ames for the last year
of data analysis, thesis writing.
Time to get degree
We are striving for 5 years. To do this we plan to have a planning
review every 6 months for each student where the advisor and student work
out a timeline of where they are now and what needs to be done to finish.
What Our Students do afterwards
Pretty much everything, post-docs at National Labs, positions in industry,
teaching at universities and colleges.
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