Today’s undergraduates will be writing the first dissertations based on Rubin LSST data. The time is now to engage undergraduates in LSST-related research and connect them to the networks that will increase their likelihood of success.
The LSST Discovery Alliance (LSST-DA) Annual Summer Student program brings an international cadre of students together at a major Rubin LSST collaboration meeting. Historically, this has been at the annual Rubin Project and Community Workshop.
The value of this program is far more than the funding provided to pay for student participation in the meeting. The added value lies in the professional development, cohort building, and networking provided as core features of the program.
At the summer meetings, students have the unique opportunities to interact with Rubin Observatory LSST scientists and engineers, attend student-oriented breakouts, tour cutting-edge facilities (such as the University of Arizona Caris mirror lab), participate in the opening plenary, and present their LSST-related summer research at a dedicated poster session.
We will announce details of the 2024 Summer Student Program in the spring of 2024.