REU Program

Laser-based exploration of planetary surfaces: lab, field, and mission instruments and concepts

The capability for simultaneous multispecies detection, rapid analysis, high sensitivity, and high spatial resolution make laser spectroscopy technologies very attractive for the in-situ characterization of organic, mineralogical, and chemical species during planetary exploration. Laser spectroscopy (Raman, LIBS, LINF) has acquired maturity in planetary exploration through prototype development and dedicated material characterization in the lab and in analogue settings.

SETI Institute/NSF REU Students Final Talks

REU class of 2014Abstract: The REU class of 2014 will give their final public presentations. In a series of 5 minute talks, the students will discuss the projects they have conducted with their SETI mentors this summer.

2012 REU Students' 3-Minute Presentations (Video)

The SETI Institute has been host to a class of 'Research Experience for Undergraduates' (REU) Students for the past eight weeks.
Students work with scientists at the SETI Institute and at the nearby NASA Ames Research Center on projects spanning the field of astrobiology from microbiology to planetary geology to observational astronomy.

The students presented 3-minute overviews of the work they have been doing this summer.

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