Damage Mechanisms of Fiberglass Reinforced Panel Airfield Matting
Auburn, AL
Organization U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
Reference Code AFCEC-2019-0001
How to Apply

Components of the online application are as follows:
  • Profile Information
  • Educational and Employment History
  • Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the opportunity)
  • Resume (PDF)
  • Transcripts/Academic Records - For this opportunity, an unofficial transcript or copy of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted. Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts.
  • Number of Recommendations required- 1
Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.

If you have questions, send an email to AIRFORCE@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code of this opportunity in the subject line of the email.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

Description
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center focuses on technologies applied to the civil engineer mission encompassing, among others, pavements, materials, soils, matting systems, infrastructure protection, system control, and energy.

The Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) is offering a research mentorship opportunity that will focus on aerodynamic effects. This opportunity will specifically focus on damage mechanisms occurring to mat systems due to aerodynamic effects and other forces determined by dynamic loads. This mentorship opportunity will provide the participant an increased knowledge skill set in the following areas:

Project design

Experimental research

Collection and analysis of data

Critical interpretation of results to provide meaningful conclusions in the field of advanced airfield pavement systems

The participant will also gain knowledge and understanding in developing analysis skills when defining theoretical models with the objective to handle practical scenarios. Additionally, the mentor will coach the participant in the realm of network communication. To build upon the participant’s career development goals, the mentor will guide and provide the participant with the knowledge to empower them with the ability to interact and network with stakeholders and other interested parties.

Appointment Length

This appointment is a twelve month research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.

Participant Benefits

Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by AFCEC. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:

Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
Relocation Allowance

Training and Travel Allowance

Nature of Appointment

The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.

Qualifications
The applicant shall have completed at least the majority of graduate courses in the civil engineer curriculum with emphasis on structural engineering and modeling. Courses on fluid dynamics or other courses of similar content are preferred to assure a rapid start of the analysis. A GPA of at least 3.0 is required for the participant. Applicants shall be attending Auburn University (College of Engineering) and have access to the university resources and facilities.

Eligibility Requirements
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
Degree: Currently pursuing a Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree to be received by 12/30/2021 12:00:00 AM.
Overall GPA: 3.00

Discipline(s):
Communications and Graphics Design (2 )
Computer Sciences (17 )
Earth and Geosciences (23 )
Engineering (27 )
Environmental and Marine Sciences (13 )
Life Health and Medical Sciences (47 )
Mathematics and Statistics (11 )
Nanotechnology (1 )
Other Physical Sciences (12 )
Physics (16 )
Social and Behavioral Sciences (32 )