Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Participation in this program will be limited to students enrolled full-time in a bachelor's degree program at an accredited institution of higher education.

Minimum participation in this program will be one year, starting in May 2024. As a part of this collaboration, undergraduate students will be expected to work on isotope production-related research projects during the school year, under the in-person or remote supervision of a research mentor of HIPPO. Undergraduate students will be paid for this research work ($15/h, 10 h/week during the semester, 40 h/week during the summer), so they need to be eligible to work in the US.

They will have the opportunity to participate at one of the weeklong HIPPO campuses (remotely or in person) and will be expected to take part in the one-week summer workshop at a DOE National Lab Isotope Production site. Travel expenses will be covered for these opportunities. This will require applying for a badge from the national lab, which will mean sharing citizenship information, etc. with the laboratory management. The HIPPO experience will provide students with new lab skills, networking opportunities and open exciting new career paths in nuclear and radiochemistry.

Undergraduate researcher applications are now open until February 19, 2024. The application form is available here.

Questions: Contact hippo at tamu dot edu