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Veteran Research Supplement – for grads & undergrads

APPLY FOR THE VETERAN RESEARCH SUPPLEMENT

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?

russellCIAN 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.

STIPEND

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.

APPLY FOR THE VETERAN RESEARCH SUPPLEMENT

APPLICATION DEADLINE: ROLLING

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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.

Official Transcript

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.

 

Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans (IOU-NA) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

APPLY TO THE IOU-NA PROGRAM!

Application Deadline: February 13, 2015

WHAT IS CIAN?

CIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, an Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF that consists of research labs at 10 different universities. CIAN offers a 10-week summer program designed for undergraduate Native American students interested in exploring optics and photonics, as well as hydrology, soil sciences, atmospheric sciences, or environmental sciences. (See a slideshow of the Summer 2014 IOU-NA at the bottom of this page).

WHAT IS IOU-NA?

IOU_NA_002The Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans (IOU-NA) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is designed for Native American students interested in participating in hands-on research opportunities in top laboratories in optics and photonics, as well as in hydrology, astronomy, soil sciences, atmospheric sciences, and environmental sciences. Selected students are paired with a research project complementing their interests and goals.

CSC_5743IOU-NA students will also participate in Native American focused workshops facilitated by University of Arizona’s Native American-serving entities, gain hands-on experience in CIAN’s culturally relevant two-week Native American focused Optics Research Workshop (ORW), attend presentations given by Native American STEM graduate students and faculty, as well as participate in other activities designed to support Native American Undergraduate students.

STIPEND

A stipend of $5,000 is available for successful participation in the full 10-week program. Additionally, travel to and from the university at the start and close of the program will be covered as well as housing on campus during the 10-weeks of the program.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Native American undergraduates, attending a two or four-year college or tribal college, of all levels majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM). Minimum 3.0 GPA required, on a 4.0 scale. US Citizenship or permanent residency is also required.

APPLY TO THE IOU-NA PROGRAM!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 13, 2015

 

SEE THE FLYER!

READ ABOUT PAST STUDENTS EXPERIENCES

Solianna Herrera – Atmospheric Sciences, “My Experience with CIAN’s IOU-NA program”
Robert Castellanos – Optics, “A Packed Schedule – “Plunging into academics with CIAN”

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.

Official Transcript

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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CIAN LECTURE SERIES WEBINAR – Dr. Keren Bergman

Silicon Photonic Interconnection Networks in High Performance Data Centers

Date: December 12, 2014
Time: 11:00am Pacific Time (12pm AZT, 2pm ET, 1pm CT)

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Dr. Keren Bergman
Chair of Electrical Engineering
Columbia University

Keren Bergman is the Charles Batchelor Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University where she also directs the Lightwave Research Laboratory (http://lightwave.ee.columbia.edu/). She leads multiple research programs on optical interconnection networks for advanced computing systems, data centers, optical packet switched routers, and chip multiprocessor nanophotonic networks-on-chip. Dr. Bergman holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. and is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the OSA.

Abstract

As future data centers aim to realize scalable performance the challenge of energy efficient data movement rather than computation is paramount. Silicon photonics has emerged as perhaps the most promising technology to address these challenges by providing ultra-high bandwidth density communication capabilities that is essentially distance independent. Recent advances in chip-scale silicon photonic technologies have created the potential for developing optical interconnection networks that offer highly energy efficient communications and significantly improve computing performance-per-Watt. This talk will explore the design of silicon photonic interconnected architectures for data centers and their impact on the system level performance.

Please register for “SILICON PHOTONIC INTERCONNECTION NETWORKS IN HIGH PERFORMANCE DATA CENTERS” on Dec 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4100597092559435265

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2014 12-12 Keren Bergman Flyer

CIAN Student Webinar Talk Series – Jean-Pierre Papouloute, Tuskegee University

Ge/Si Device Technology for Photonics Integration

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014
Time: 1:30pm Pacific Time
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Jean-Pierre Papouloute
Undergraduate Student
Electrical Engineering
Tuskeegee University

Jean-Pierre Papouloute is currently working toward a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at Tuskegee University. Since September 2013, he has been working under Dr. Korivi on the  development of monolithically integrated high sensitivity Ge/Si hetero-junction field effect transistor (HJFET) photodetector for Si optoelectronic chip. His research experience is focused on fabricating and testing a silicon waveguide, and fabricating an isolated Si/Ge HJFET.

Abstract

The overall research goal is to realize a fully integrated germanium (Ge)/silicon (Si) hetero-junction field effect transistor (HJFET) detector device. An integrated silicon waveguide connects the HJFET device to an optical fiber that brings in light from an external source. The proposed Ge/Si HJFET is based on a modified Ge/Si p-n junction photodiode. It has a metal semiconductor field effect transistor (MESFET) type structure. It is fabricated on a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate, with a n-Si channel on the active Si layer. The gate is an island of Ge. Aluminum (Al) patterns form the ohmic source and drain contacts. The buried oxide (BOX) layer separates the active Si layer from the bulk Si layer or Si handle. When light is incident on the Ge gate island, electron-hole pairs are generated at the gate creating a channel between the source and drain. When a drain voltage is applied, photocurrent flows through the external circuit.

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If you missed Jean-Pierre Papouloutes’s talk, see it below!

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2014 SACNAS National Conference Update

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Every year the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (aka SACNAS) hosts a national conference in the hopes of gathering various universities, scientific organizations, scientists, researchers, and future researchers together to share ideas and help students that belong in minority ethnic groups get the edge they need to make it in today’s academic world.

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This years SACNAS Conference was held in Los Angeles and I was there to experience the conference amenities and share with potential candidates my experience in the REU program I participated in over the summer. If you would like to read about my experience in the Integrated Optics for Undergraduate-Native Americans program click here.

The conference ran from October 16th-18th, and was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, which to my surprise was right next door to the famous Staples Center.

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The view when you first walk into the convention.

The first day, I focused on going to professional development meetings and some lectures I found interesting. Continue reading

CIAN LECTURE SERIES WEBINAR – Dr. Shayan Mookherjea

Results from the CIAN-Sandia silicon photonic MPW chip: preliminary report

Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
Time: 1:30PM – 3:30PM Pacific Time

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Dr. Shayan Mookherjea
Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
UCSD

Shayan Mookherjea is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He received the BS degree with honors from Caltech, the SM degree from MIT, and the PhD from Caltech in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Physics. His awards include: Wilts Prize, Hellman Faculty Fellow, NSF CAREER award, IEEE Senior Member, and OSA Fellow. The Micro/Nano-Photonics Group (http://mnp.ucsd.edu) started research in silicon photonics in 2008, with 5 PhD theses, 24 journal papers and 47 conference publications so far on these topics, and has active collaborations with several external industrial partners.

Abstract

In 2013, we created an opportunity for five university teams from CIAN [Cornell, Univ. of Arizona, UC Berkeley (2 groups) and UC San Diego] to collaborate with Sandia National Laboratories (Chris DeRose, Tony Lentine, Andrew Pomerene, Andrew Starbuck, Douglas Trotter) in a multi-project-wafer fabrication effort, to design, fabricate and measure optoelectronic silicon photonic components for data center and access networks.

In this talk, I will present some of the results from the first fabrication run, including passive and active waveguides and micro-resonators, thermo-optic tuned filters, variable optical attenuators, Ge detectors, and some examples of sub-system performance. Results from this first run will inform the design of improved components, alongside space for some new designs, in a second fabrication run proposed in the near future.

Please register for “Results from the CIAN-Sandia silicon photonic MPW chip: Preliminary Report” on Oct 10, 2014 1:30 PM PDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8835685697665753602

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

2014 10-10 Shayan Mookherjea UCSD

Being a Young Scholar – A High School Student Opportunity

Are you a young, enthused individual who wants to work with lasers, gain valuable research skills, have fun AND get paid while doing this? These were the proposals that caught my attention and motivated me to apply to the Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Young Scholars internship program. While I was uncertain whether I would be a good candidate for this opportunity I knew that I had a desire to learn and gain valuable research skills and this program offered exactly what I desired.

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After submitting my application and anxiously waiting for a response, in December of 2013 the program coordinator contacted me and asked whether I was interested in participating in the program. I immediately agreed, because I knew that this was my chance to get involved in something exciting and meaningful. After exchanging a couple of email messages I was set up for an interview and told to prepare myself for an exciting opportunity.

Soon enough the big day arrived and before I could comprehend what was happening, I found myself knocking at the interviewer’s door. Continue reading