Utah State University, known as one of the leading universities in the nation in space research, offers undergraduate students summer assistantships in space science and engineering.

Kent Miller, of the Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences at USU, said the summer program provides assistantships of $2,000 for an eight-week program June 24-August 16. There is some additional funding for equipment and travel, Miller said.Ten or more assistantships will be awarded, depending on funding. The National Science Foundation supports the program.

Application deadline is April 1, 1991, to Kent Miller, Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-4405, telephone 750-3592.

People currently enrolled as undergraduate students in college are eligible to apply.

They must submit a typed one- or two-page summary of what they would like to accomplish during the workshop. This could be either an essay on an interest in space research or a description of an experiment they would like to work on, Miller said. Applications must also include an academic transcript and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.