Thanks to a gift from a generous donor, the Department of Astronomy offers the Alice Palma Summer Undergraduate Research Program to encourage our majors to undertake research in astronomy. Students are paired with a graduate student or faculty mentor for a 10-week research experience on the Bloomington campus.
The Program is open to IU undergraduate majors in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Students receive a modest stipend for the 10 week program. The program runs concurrently with the Physics REU program so that students can also participate in activities organized by the Physics Department. Some flexibility in dates is possible to meet individual student needs.