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Modulation affects the quality of the ion beam extracted from an ion source. A decrease in modulation has been found in a Penning source by adding small amounts of nitrogen gas. The focus of this project is to improve the stability of the magnetron ion source through the use of a hydrogen-nitrogen gas mixture...


-- Ernestine Chaco, SIST 2004


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Summer Internships in
Science and Technology

The Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST) program focuses on giving opportunities in science and technology to undergraduate college students currently enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the United States. Internships are offered to students majoring in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. These internships offer a chance for approximately fifteen college students to work with Fermilab scientists or engineers on a project within the context of laboratory research.

The twelve-week program consists of a work assignment, an academic lecture series, and a final report that the intern presents orally to the Fermilab staff and submits to the Laboratory in writing. (Check out the presentations and papers from last year and previous years.) There are no grades or quizzes. The SIST Committee will follow the intern's progress to help ensure his/her maximum benefit from the program.

Summer Lecture Series

The Summer Lecture Series for 2014 schedule can be seen at this web site.

About Fermilab

Scientists and Engineers at Fermilab carry out research in particle physics and astrophysics. Fermilab's fundamental research advances our understanding of the nature of the universe, from the subatomic world to the big bang...


Celebrating 44 years!

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2014 marks our 44th year! The SIST program is the oldest operating internship program in the Department of Energy National Laboratory System. The gentlemen pictured above created this program in 1970.


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