University of Rochester

Laboratory for Laser Energetics High School Summer Research Program

March 4, 1998

Area high school juniors are invited to apply to the 1998 summer research program at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), home to the world's most powerful ultraviolet laser and some of the world's top research in fusion and optics.

For eight weeks, up to ten students will conduct research projects at LLE, working closely with the laboratory staff. In addition, the students will attend seminars in science, technology, and professional ethics. Students who will complete their junior year by this summer are eligible.

The program begins July 6 and ends August 28. Students will work 40 hours each week and receive $5.15 per hour; they will present the results of their work in a special symposium during the final week.

The goal of the program is to expose students, including women and underrepresented minorities, to research in science and technology in a realistic environment. In the past, some projects have led to recognition in national science competitions, and one participant became a finalist in the 1997 Westinghouse Science Talent Search. This will be the tenth year of the program.

Applications are due at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, 250 E. River Road, Rochester, NY 14623-1299 by April 10. Applications must include a short essay describing the student's interest in science and technology, and a supporting letter from a teacher. Some applicants will be interviewed, and students will be chosen by the end of April.

For more information and application materials, contact Senior Scientist Stephen Craxton at (585) 275-5467.