Application Deadline: Rolling
WHAT IS CIAN?
CIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, a ten-university Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF. CIAN is working towards creating transformative optical technologies to enable an affordable faster internet for the future.
WHAT IS VRS?
CIAN welcomes veteran students (undergraduate and graduate) of the United States Military into our labs to participate in research that is creating ultra-broadband communication for the next generation internet. Participants will be given consultation and financial support to obtain real hands-on research experience in optical communications, thus preparing or expanding the career potential for participants both in the classroom and in the workforce.
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.
Research Topics may include:
Optical telecommunication, fiber optics, fiber lasers and amplifiers
Nonlinear photonics and high speed optical switching
Integrated optics including waveguide amplifiers, lasers, and modulators
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION
Letter of Recommendation
May be mailed to CIAN in a sealed and signed envelop by the letter writer, or emailed directly by the letter writer. Please give your letter writer this form to complete.
Please mail an official transcript to the CIAN headquarters.
Verification of Military Service (ex. DD214 form)
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.