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

Summer 2023 Application Form


Full details and course syllabi are available at https://uspas.fnal.gov/programs/2023/melville/

Sponsor:

Michigan State University

Location:
Melville, Long Island, New York, USA

Course Dates:

Two-week full courses: June 5-16, 2023
One-week half courses: June 5-9 and June 12-16, 2023

Deadline Dates:

Scholarship request applications and supporting documents: February 21, 2023
Non-scholarship applications (no supporting documents required): March 14, 2023

U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. may enroll for 3 credits from Michigan State University. International participants living outside the U.S. may apply to attend the program and may request financial sponsorship but they may not earn credit from Michigan State University. International students requesting a scholarship who are not from U.S. visa-waiver countries must already be in possession of a visa that is valid for the entire period of the USPAS session. A copy of your visa must be faxed (630-840-8500) or postal mailed to the USPAS before February 21, 2023. If you are unable to do this please contact us.

The Registration Fee is $1,500.00 if your Application Form is received before March 14, 2023; after March 14, the fee is $1,600.00. The Registration Fee is $1,000.00 for participants attending only one week of the program. Please note: you do not have to pay the Registration Fee by March 14, 2023 - you must send in an Application Form before March 14. Information on how and when to pay the Registration Fee will be sent to non-scholarship students upon acceptance into the program.

A group block of hotel sleeping rooms will be available for $147.00 plus tax (currently 11.625%) per night and a double room (shared by 2 people) will be $73.50 plus tax (currently 11.625%) per person per night. Sleeping rooms reserved via the link we email in your acceptance packet are also entitled to free in-room internet access and free parking. Rooms may be reserved at our rate 3 days before and 3 days after the School dates based on hotel availability.

The USPAS provides breakfasts and dinners to students and teaching teams during the dates of the school. Please see General Information for more details.

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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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  •   : 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 (ASET);
    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 (CAST)
    4) Old Dominion University/Norfolk State University/Hampton University Traineeship

Course Selection

  • Please choose from the following:*

    One 2-week full course. (Students successfully completing a full course will earn 3 credits from Michigan State University).

    Full Courses June 5-16, 2023

    Fundamentals of Accelerator Physics and Technology with Simulations and Measurements Lab (UG level) (FULL)
    Accelerator Physics
    Microwave Measurements and Beam Instrumentation Laboratory
    RF Cavity, Component and System for Accelerators
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  • Two successive one-week half courses. (Students successfully completing two half courses will earn 3 credits from Michigan State University.)

    Half courses June 5-9, 2023

    Mechanical Alignment
    Laser Physics and Engineering for Accelerator Applications
    Physics and Engineering of Rings and Undulators for FELs and Light Sources

    Half courses June 12-16, 2023

    Vibrational Aspects of Accelerators
    Vacuum Science and Technology for Particle Accelerators
    Unifying Physics of Accelerators, Lasers and Plasma Synergy and Bridges

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  • A single one-week half course only (Students attending only one half course are not eligible to enroll for university credit. They can, however, ask to have their homework and exams graded and will be informed of their rating when the school is over.)

    Half courses June 5-9, 2023

    Mechanical Alignment
    Laser Physics and Engineering for Accelerator Applications
    Physics and Engineering of Rings and Undulators for FELs and Light Sources

    Half courses June 12-16, 2023

    Vibrational Aspects of Accelerators
    Vacuum Science and Technology for Particle Accelerators
    Unifying Physics of Accelerators, Lasers and Plasma Synergy and Bridges

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. Those unable to enroll for credit (including international students living outside the U.S.) will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

International participants not currently in the U.S. may participate but they cannot earn Michigan State University credit. 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. USPAS scholarships are awarded without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.

To be considered for any of the following merit-based awards you must check the relevant boxes and submit the following 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 2022 or winter 2023 session you do not need to resubmit them for this application. We retain supporting documents for one year.

Students receiving any scholarship are expected to fully participate in all aspects of the course and must take their course for credit. Students receiving housing support must share their hotel room with another student. Scholarships are open to both U.S. and non-U.S. residents. Consideration will be given to balancing class sizes. Multiple awards are possible. Scholarship requests and supporting documents are due February 21, 2023. This deadline will be strictly enforced. Please email your supporting documents to uspas@fnal.gov
1. USPAS Scholarship

Covers the registration fee (includes 2 meals per day) or shared housing or both. This award does not cover travel.

Registration fee requested
Shared hotel room, half-board & registration fee requested
No scholarship requested

2. USPAS's Sekazi K. Mtingwa Scholarship
Covers the registration fee (includes 2 meals per day), lunch, shared housing and most travel expenses.

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. This scholarship is available to matriculated undergraduate and graduate students and covers your registration fee (includes 2 meals per day), lunches, shared housing and most travel expenses to and from the school session. More information on the Mtingwa Scholarships can be found at https://uspas.fnal.gov/about/about-mtingwa-scholarship.shtml

Mtingwa Scholarship requested

3. APS Division of Physics of Beams Travel Awards
Covers travel to and from the session. Reimbursable for actual expenses up to a limit.

The Division of Physics of Beams of the American Physical Society is offering a limited number of travel expense scholarships to USPAS students. Applicants must be members of the APS DPB unit (student membership is free for the first year). Typical travel award amounts will be $500.00 with the possibility of larger awards for higher cost points of origin. You can enroll for DPB membership at https://www.aps.org/membership/ and more details on eligibility and the selection criteria can be found at DPB Scholarship Details.

APS DPB travel award requested (only available to those who have joined the APS DPB unit)

Deadline for scholarship applications & supporting documents: February 21, 2023. Please email your supporting documents to uspas@fnal.gov

Deadline for non-scholarship applications: March 14, 2023. Supporting documents not required.