CIAN Supports Veteran Student Research

BillEvans-NSUCIAN is currently seeking applications from undergraduate and graduate Veteran students at and near to CIAN universities interested in performing research with CIAN. CIAN universities include University of Arizona, Columbia University, University of California San Diego, University of California Berkeley, Tuskegee University, Marist College, and Norfolk State University.

Apply Here.

CIAN aspires to create a technological revolution in internet access speeds. Veteran students will conduct research in a cross-disciplinary setting collaborating with faculty, graduate students, research engineers, post-docs, and other students. Also, the program will develop partnerships between the mentors, faculty, and veteran students to develop effective means of transferring STEM (optical communication and networking) knowledge.


A stipend of up to $5,000 or $10,000 is available.


Optical telecommunication, fiber optics, fiber lasers and amplifiers, Nonlinear photonics and high speed optical switching, Integrated optics including waveguide amplifiers, lasers, and modulators


University students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) as an undergraduate or graduate student and who are also veterans of the United States Military. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. US Citizenship or permanent residency is required. Students are not required to be attending a CIAN university, but should be near enough to the university to be able to attend on a regular basis.

Application Deadline: Rolling

Additional Materials Required for Application

  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript
  • Verification of Military Service (ex. DD214 form)

May be mailed to CIAN in a sealed and signed envelop by the letter writer, or emailed directly by the letter writer. Please mail an official transcript to the CIAN headquarters.

All mail may be directed to CIAN headquarters.

Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN)
University of Arizona
c/o Amee Hennig, CIAN Education & Outreach Manager
1630 E University Blvd., 501B
Tucson, AZ 85721

Email Amee Hennig with any questions.

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