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Programs SULI DOE Acceptance Thread Summer 2017

  1. Jan 31, 2017 #1
    Since I don't see a thread for this already, I'm making one.

    This thread is to post updates in your application process, notably acceptances or waitlists.

    I applied to SULI at Argonne; they first opened applications up for staff/group review Jan. 26th, and I got an offer in the HEP division that very same day. I rejected it because, as it turns out, my #1 choice of group is interested in me but the HEP group got to me first, haha! I'm going through a different program now for them.
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  3. Feb 1, 2017 #2
    I figured I'd get a thread going!

    Please post the REU/SULI/OSSI/internship you applied for and update as you hear back! (And specify what subfield/area of concentration, if applicable.)

    I'm finishing up my sophomore year for Astrophysics, so I applied to REUs at:
    - University of Michigan (Physics)
    - Smithsonian (Solar Physics)
    - Harvard (Astrophysics)
    - Cornell (Astrophysics)
    - National Radio Astronomy Observatory
    - Arecibo Observatory
    - American Museum of Natural History (Astrophysics)

    Fingers crossed!
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    I didn't realize one of my institutions had put my birthday on my transcript (very tiny font) and I had submitted this transcript in the past without problems (I am grateful for my past luck). This unfortunately disqualified me because of the personally identifiable information (PII) rule. I e-mailed the coordinators, but they sent back an e-mail that looked suspiciously like a template :cry:. I wish all the others luck! I was hoping to explore the opportunities at Brookhaven and PPPL.

    It looks like this was a merged thread and is considering other opportunities too. I may update my post in the future if an alternative plan may work out. Last year, I was not accepted into a SULI program, but I ended up working at one of the NASA locations and did a PCB design for an aircraft instrument.
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    I went back to check my transcripts after reading your post Jprz Xd.

    I applied to PPPL and GA. I really hope I'll get at least one. Good luck to everyone! (I'll let y'all know if I get in or not)
  6. Feb 2, 2017 #5
    Applied for CCI DOE at Brookhaven in Nuclear Technology and such. Still waiting there.

    I applied for Nuclear Physics at Michigan State U and am applying for the same at TUNL.
  7. Feb 12, 2017 #6
    Applied for DOE CCI at Fermilab (1st choice) and Argonne (2nd choice), ideally in Accelerator Physics.
    Really hoping I get accepted at Fermi! No word yet.
  8. Feb 13, 2017 #7
    I may have applied to an excessive amount of programs.

    [program] (expressed interest in)
    Applied to:
    -Nevis Labs (Part. Phys)
    -GA Tech (Part. Phys)
    -UIUC (Part. Phys)
    -UC Davis (Part. Phys)
    -SAO (Astro)
    -Cornell (Astro)
    -U Chicago (Astro)
    -TUNL/DUKE (Part. Phys)
    -Northwestern (Part. Phys)
    -U Hawaii (Astro)
    -Haystack (Astro)
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  9. Feb 14, 2017 #8
    I applied to the DOE CCI at Fermi lab (Argonne 2nd choice) for computer technology. Fermi lab has a web page with the past CCI research projects which seem really interesting. I hope I get accepted as well! It seems like last year most acceptances went out around February 20th so hopefully we will hear within a week.
  10. Feb 14, 2017 #9

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    Acceptances have been going out for a while.
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    It is too late already for this year, but if you are hoping to do internship in Accelerator Physics, you should seriously look into the Lee Teng internship. It offers quite a bit more than any other internship, because you also get to attend one course at the summer's particle accelerator school.

  12. Feb 14, 2017 #11
    I called them today to ask a question, and was told that the first round of acceptances for CCI doesn't go out until February 28th. (Fermilab, anyway.)
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  13. Feb 14, 2017 #12
    Though I am potentially interested in the Lee Teng Internship for the future, I actually took the Foundations of Accelerator Physics & lab on scholarship about a month ago. Not too sure I am ready to take anything further than this as I have been limited in my math and physics background a bit whilst in community college.. Next winter will be legit though, probably. USPAS says most of their courses are "graduate" level and even most people in my undergraduate course were in grad school.. However, I've heard a few of the courses might be tenable.

    Good info for others though, and I will go for it next time. :smile:
  14. Feb 23, 2017 #13
    Has anyone heard back? I applied to LBNL and ANL for Mechanical engineering and haven't heard anything, starting to think I didn't get it.
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    I applied to pppl and ga. The project manager said decisions should be out by the end of week...I'm kinda getting nervous and think I didn't get it :/.
  16. Feb 23, 2017 #15
    I applied to the same and have yet to hear back, so no worries. I know some people from GA (who had it as their first choice) heard back earlier this week, but nothing from PPPL yet. Hang tight.
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  17. Feb 24, 2017 #16
    Anyone heard back from SLAC (for SULI)?
  18. Feb 25, 2017 #17
    For those of you still holding out hope: when I was accepted to SULI at Fermilab in 2014, I did not hear back until March 14.
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    Are there lurkers out there that still have not heard back from SULI? It'd be nice to know if I'm not the only one waiting in this forum.

    I'm still waiting on PPPL or GA...and previous year's thread makes it seem like PPPL sent out invites last week :<
  20. Feb 28, 2017 #19
    I got accepted to General Atomics DIII-D in plasma and fusion sciences.

    My dream internship! I'm so excited for this summer.
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    What a great area too! I would definitely explore the area if you get the chance. There's Balboa Park towards downtown, and The Coves with a few places I really like such as Bobboi Gelato and Pannikin's Coffee. I would imagine exploring UCSD is fun for visitors to do, and I even think their on campus food is pretty good too :woot:

    I'm seeing others full of doubt given the timeline, but I didn't receive an offer until March 3rd when I did it for Summer 2015; I was at SLAC. Don't put all your eggs in one basket too... it's a little bit late to be applying to places, but it's not too late!
  22. Feb 28, 2017 #21
    I visited San Diego/Del Mar last summer and I absolutely loved it. Can't wait to be back there again.

    I heard back from GA on February 8th, if that information matters to anyone.
  23. Mar 1, 2017 #22
    For those who may be interested, I just heard back from PPPL today via email.
  24. Mar 1, 2017 #23
    Are you going to be participating?
  25. Mar 1, 2017 #24
    Yes! I just accepted the offer five minutes ago. :)
  26. Mar 1, 2017 #25
    Congrats! I believe the PPPL and the GA students will both be attending the same week-long plasma physics course at Princeton during the first week of the program, so I guess I'll be seeing you there.
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