CASPER's Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate Program sponsored by the National Science Foundation, CASPER, Baylor University, the School of Engineering (Mechanical and Electrical) and the College of Arts & Sciences (Physics and Math) offers outstanding undergraduates an opportunity for active research participation with Baylor University faculty. The primary purpose of the Summer Research Program is to expose undergraduates interested in graduate research to an actual research environment. The ten week program begins (dependent upon funding from the National Science Foundation) around the first of June and ends around the first of August. (The starting date is flexible and may be adjusted by up to a week to fit school schedules.) Selected Fellows are paid $5000 for the ten weeks, a $1000 housing allowance and up to a maximum of $400 toward travel expenses.
CASPER's Internship Program (sponsored by CASPER) offers outstanding Texam State Technical College undergraduates the opportunity to pursue an unpaid cooperative experience while at the same time becoming active in research with Baylor University faculty within the CASPER labs. CASPER co-ops are available year round with applications accepted at the beginning of any semester.
CASPER's Summer High School Scholars Program (sponsored by CASPER) offers outstanding high school students an opportunity to participate as part of an active research team with Baylor University faculty within the CASPER labs. This program exposes talented high school students interested in research to an actual University research environment. The program begins around the first of June and ends around the first of August.
CASPER's Summer Research Experiences for Teachers Program (sponsored by the National Science Foundation and CASPER offers elementary school, middle school and high school teachers the opportunity for curriculum development and / or active research participation with Baylor University faculty within the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research. The primary purpose of the Summer RET Program is to allow teachers opportunities for developing new curriculum while interacting in a working research environment and is part of a nation-wide effort to enable public school teachers the opportunity to infuse cutting edge science and technology into the classroom. The eight week program begins (dependent upon funding) around the first of June and ends around the end of July. (The starting and ending dates are flexible and may be adjusted by up to a week to fit school schedules.) RET Fellows will be paid up to two months of their current annualized salary for the eight week period and can receive both continuing education and gifted and talented credits if desired. (Requests for such credit must be made in writing to the Director before the start of the program.)