There are a variety of opportunities for high school students, undergraduate and graduate students with background in geology/chemistry/physics to participate in research in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Research opportunities include theoretical modelling of major geological processes and hands on experience in chemical and/or isotopic analyses of samples from Earth's mantle and crust, and extraterrestrial materials including lunar samples and meteorites. Opportunities are also available for visitors to carry out projects in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. Interested students and visitors are encouraged to contact Fang-Zhen Teng at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Graduate Students: The Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory provides a unique and welcoming environment for graduate students who want to pursue studies focused on origins and evolution of the Earth, Moon and meteorites by combining petrological, mineralogical and geochemical tools, especially non-traditional isotope geochemistry. Funding opportunities include fellowships, RAs and TAs.
Undergraduates: Undergraduates will have the opportunity to work with faculty, staff, graduate and other undergraduate students in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. They will conduct projects sponsored by local and federal government funding agencies. Excellent students will be encouraged to apply for Mary Gates Fellowship and NSF graduate fellowship for graduate school. The primary goal is to provide students with a foundation for making career choices in Earth Sciences.
High-School Students: There are opportunities for superior high school students who want to gain hands-on research experience by working on projects led by graduate students, postdocs and faculty in the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory. The opportunity usually occurs during the summer quarter and is open to students between their junior and senior year of high school.
Visitors: Faculty, postdocs or students, who are employed or appointed at another institution or organization, can be invited to visit the Non-Traditional Isotope Laboratory for an extended period to carry out a collaborative research project. The visit can last from a few months to two years depending on the nature of the project and the funding situation.