U.S. Particle Accelerator School
U.S. Particle Accelerator School
Education in Beam Physics and Accelerator Technology

Summer 2022 Application Form


Due to work-related travel restrictions for some instructors and students, we are moving our school online again. To accommodate the constraints of online learning, we are shortening the lecture hours per day to about half and doubling the number of days of our usual sessions. Full courses that were 2-weeks in duration at in-person sessions are now 4-weeks. Half courses that were 1-week in duration at in-person sessions are now 2-weeks. Courses will be conducted via Zoom videoconference software. Students should expect lectures from 10:00 am to noon (CDT) and again from 2:00 - 3:00 pm (CDT) each afternoon. Afternoon sessions may be extended at the discretion of the instructors. Instructors will schedule evening homework sessions with teaching assistant and grader help available to students. Specific class schedules and further details will be provided after acceptance.

International students may attend and may request a scholarship but are not eligible for MSU credit. They may, however, ask that their performance be graded.

Full details and course syllabi are available at https://uspas.fnal.gov/programs/2022/onlinemsu/

Sponsor:
Michigan State University

Held ONLINE

Course Dates:

Four-week full courses: June 6 - July 1, 2022
Two-week half courses: June 6 - 17 and June 20 - July 1, 2022

Deadline Dates:

Scholarship request applications and supporting documents: April 20, 2022
Non-scholarship applications (no supporting documents required): April 20, 2022

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Personal Info
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The USPAS collects data on race/ethnic identity and gender identity to track school diversity. Disclosure is voluntary and is kept confidential. Please select what best describes you.

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Background
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  •   : I am currently enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student. If your answer is yes, please tell us at which university you are enrolled*
  •   : I have previously attended the USPAS*
  •   : I am a graduate student enrolled in one of the DOE Accelerator Science & Engineering Traineeships*
    1) Michigan State University’s Accelerator Science and Engineering Traineeship
    2) Stony Brook University/Cornell University’s Ernest Courant Traineeship in Accelerator Science & Engineering
    3) Illinois Institute of Technology/Northern Illinois University’s Chicagoland Accelerator Science Traineeship
    4) Old Dominion University/Norfolk State University/Hampton University Traineeship

Course Selection

  • Please choose from the following:*

    One 4-week full course. (Students successfully completing a full course are eligible for 3 units of credit from Michigan State University).

    Full Courses June 6 - July 1, 2022

    Fundamentals of Accelerator Physics and Technology with Simulations and Measurements Lab (UG level) This class is full. Please contact the USPAS to have your name added to the waiting list.

    Accelerator Physics
    RF Superconductivity for Particle Accelerators
    Beam Physics with Intense Space Charge
    Synchrotron Radiation and Free Electron Lasers for Bright X-Rays

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  • Two successive two-week half courses. (Students successfully completing two half courses are eligible for 3 units of credit from Michigan State University).

    Half courses June 6 - 17, 2022

    Plasma-Based Acceleration
    Cryogenic Process Engineering

    Half courses June 20 - July 1, 2022

    Particle Driven Plasma Wakefield Accelerators
    Superconducting Accelerator Magnets

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  • A single two-week half course only (Students successfully completing one half course are not eligible for MSU credit but may ask that their performance be rated).

    Half courses June 6 - 17, 2022

    Plasma-Based Acceleration
    Cryogenic Process Engineering This class is full. Please contact the USPAS to have your name added to the waiting list.

    Half courses June 20 - July 1, 2022

    Particle Driven Plasma Wakefield Accelerators
    Superconducting Accelerator Magnets

Credit / Audit Status

Class sizes are limited. Priority will be given to those who enroll for credit either via our academic host Michigan State University, or through their home university if USPAS courses are directly co-listed (i.e. Indiana University, MIT, MSU) or are available via Special Topics courses. Auditors will be admitted on a space-available basis only after those seeking credit / a grade. We anticipate videos of most courses will be posted and those wishing to informally audit can do so after the session. Those unable to enroll for credit (including international students not currently enrolled in a U.S. university) will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

International participants not currently residing in the U.S. may participate but they cannot earn credit from Michigan State University. They may ask that their performance be graded and when the session is over the USPAS will provide a letter confirming participation and grade.

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Scholarships

University and college students and postdocs within 5 years of graduation may request financial support. To be considered you must submit 3 supporting documents: a cover letter explaining why the USPAS is important to your career and describing prior research experience, work with or as a user of particle accelerators; your CV/resume; one letter of recommendation. If you submitted these documents for the summer 2021 or winter 2022 sessions you do not need to resubmit them for this application. We retain supporting documents for one year.

Students receiving scholarship support are expected to fully participate in all aspects of the course and must take their course(s) for a grade. Scholarships are open to both U.S. and non-U.S. residents. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or national origin. Consideration will be given to balancing class sizes.

Registration fee scholarship requested


Sekazi K. Mtingwa Scholarship

The Sekazi K. Mtingwa Scholarship supports the increased participation of identities (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indians and Alaskan Natives) that are historically underrepresented in the study and workforce of Accelerator Science and Engineering (AS&E). Eligible scholarship recipients are actively-enrolled Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) students historically underrepresented in AS&E. In addition to covering items included in our full financial aid package (registration fee, breakfast & dinner, shared housing, textbooks & course materials, host university course fees) as with our regular scholarships, when we return to in-person sessions the Mtingwa scholarship will also cover per-diem lunch and most travel expenses to and from the USPAS session. For the online session, it will include two additional in-field textbooks of the recipients' choice. Interested students must submit the same supporting documents as listed above (CV/resume, one letter of recommendation, cover letter). More information on the Mtingwa Scholarships can be found at https://uspas.fnal.gov/about/about-mtingwa-scholarship.shtml

Mtingwa Scholarship requested
The registration fee for a full 4-week course or two 2-week half courses is $500.00. The fee for attending one 2-week half course is $350.00. We will send attendees detailed instructions on how and when to pay their registration fee after they are accepted to attend.

Deadline for scholarship applications & supporting documents: April 20, 2022. Please email your supporting documents to uspas@fnal.gov

Deadline for non-scholarship applications: April 20, 2022. Supporting documents are not required.