Department of Physics & Engineering
We participate in the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, sponsored by NASA. Through this grant program, our students frequently acquire paid internships for summer research in a variety of physics, astronomy, and engineering capacities. We have connections for recurring internships with the NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) facility in Pasadena, Calif., and with Textron Corp. (a high-tech aerospace and defense business) near Boston, Mass, as well as other internship opportunities with the Space Grant headquarters at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
We also offer frequent internships working at our observatory facility during the summer nights, and others building instrumentation payloads and robotic systems for sensor experiments on high altitude balloon-borne experiments at the edge of our atmosphere. Our students are also encouraged to compete for the Elaine Hansen summer internship program with NASA, and to participate in NASA small-payload rocketry workshops.
Research carried out in connection with the Colorado Space Grant at FLC often serves well as a senior seminar (physics) or senior design (engineering) project, for course credit. The following are some examples of recent senior projects completed by senior students in collaboration with our NASA space grant:
We have a very active Village Aid Project student club with recent and ongoing projects in Thailand, Laos, Ecuador.
We often offer student internships with multiple engineering and other technical firms. In the past this has included internships with:
We currently have offers for more internships with a number of national and local companies.
Questions about research and internships?
Please contact Department Chair Dr. Ryan Haaland.