Student opportunities

The Accelerator Science and Engineering Traineeship (ASET) program at Michigan State University (MSU) offers an exciting training opportunity for graduate students pursuing a PhD or master's degree in the Department of Physics of Astronomy, or the College of Engineering.

Additionally, we provide a summer internship program for enthusiastic undergraduate students, featuring a variety of paid research projects. To be eligible for the ASET program or the summer internship program, applicants must be actively registered as an undergraduate student at MSU.

Paid undergraduate summer research in the Accelerator Systems Division at FRIB

The funding source requires the applicant to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Accelerator Science and Engineering Traineeship program

The Accelerator Science and Engineering Traineeship (ASET) program curriculum consists of courses, practical training at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at MSU and at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, and thesis requirements.

The ASET program is part of MSU’s number-one-ranked nuclear physics graduate program, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of graduate schools. Additionally, each year approximately 26 percent of U.S. nuclear physics graduate students receive part of their training at MSU.

Support for several kinds of graduate fellowships in ASET is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) Office of High Energy Physics, DOE-SC Office of Nuclear Physics, and the National Science Foundation.