Los Alamos National LaboratoryCenter for Space and Earth Science
Part of the National Security Education Center

Los Alamos Radiation Effects Summer School

June 7 – August 6, 2021



Enrolled students

The Los Alamos Radiation Effects Summer School is open to graduate students currently enrolled in a Master's or PhD program in electrical engineering, physics, computer science, computer engineering, aerospace engineering or a related field. Applications from students enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Summer school students and mentors at the
welcome barbecue at Urban Park in Los Alamos.

  • Only currently enrolled students are eligible. Enrollment is verified from transcripts or an official letter from the university.
  • Students in any year of graduate studies are eligible to apply, but preference will be given to students who have completed at least their second year of classes.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 for undergraduate studies (verified with undergraduate transcript) and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0 for graduate studies (verified with graduate transcript).
  • Foreign national students enrolled at a university outside the U.S. must be enrolled in a PhD program for their applications to be considered.

Authorization to work in the US

The radiation effects summer school can now consider applications from US citizens and foreign nationals with authorization to work in the US. LANL can sponsor J-1 visas under limited circumstances for foreign national students enrolled at universities outside the US, but these students must be enrolled in PhD programs.

Successful applicants must also be at least 18 years of age.