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10
2017

Swanson School of Engineering 2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Internships



Swanson School of Engineering 2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Internships Once again the Swanson School will be awarding summer research internships to undergraduate engineering students. Each intern is expected to spend a minimum of 12 weeks (full-time – 40 hrs/week) working with a faculty mentor. Student interns will be awarded $4,000 stipend for the summer. Each intern applicant must identify a faculty mentor who may be from any unit in the University or even another university in the case of an international research experience.  As part of the application process, the mentor must provide a letter indicating that the student will be able to complete the project in his/her lab and under his/her supervision. To award as many internships as possible (demand is greater than the supply), faculty mentors may be is asked to share the stipend 50-50 with the School where possible. More details, requirements and SUBMISSION instructions are forthcoming. This serves as initial notification so that interested students may begin developing a summer research project and identifying a faculty mentor.  The mentor should assist the student in preparing their two-page research proposal as part of the application. Note that we will be designating several interns as “PPG Fellows”.  To qualify as a PPG Fellow, students should work in an area of interest to PPG. Melissa Penkrot will provide a list of SSOE faculty who work in these research areas soon. It is NOT a requirement to work on one of the PPG topics or any of the listed faculty. We anticipate an early March application deadline. Conditions: Only full-time undergraduate students in good academic standing are eligible; students graduating in April 2017 are not eligible. Interns are expected to devote full-time to the project during the minimum 12-week period; consequently, an intern may be enrolled in no more than one course during the entire summer. Interns MUST take the necessary laboratory safety training classes prior to beginning their internship, as directed by their faculty mentor. The mentor must notify our offices upon student completion of training for the student to receive their stipend. It is understood that many students are already involved in projects with mentors throughout the year; however for consideration of a paid summer internship, submissions must be new work, or the next logical step in continuation of what the student is currently researching. International internships are encouraged; students should see Dr. Kristine Lalley as well as departmental faculty about possible international positions. Questions regarding the program can be directed to Melissa Penkrot mam266@pitt.edu or 412-624-8503. Larry Shuman Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs David Vorp Associate Dean for Research Mary Besterfield-Sacre Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Jan
29
2017

Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST)

Application Deadline Jan/29/2017

Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST) DEADLINE January 29, 2017 Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST) offers undergraduate sophomores and juniors majoring in physics, engineering (mechanical, electrical and computer), materials science, mathematics and computer science the opportunity to conduct research with Fermilab scientists and engineers. Eligible students must be enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the United States. SIST aims to increase the representation of underrepresented groups (Black, Hispanic, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Alaska Native/American Indian) and women in scientific research and the engineering workforce. The 12-week paid internship consists of a work assignment, an academic lecture series and a final report presented orally to Fermilab staff and submitted to the laboratory in writing. There are no grades or quizzes. 2017 program dates:  June 5 through August 18, 2017
Feb
9
2017

Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)

Application Deadline Feb/9/2017

Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP) The application website for BESIP 2017 is now open!  https://www2.training.nih.gov/apps/publicforms/sip/forms/sipapp.aspx Note: BESIP is a Subprogram of SIP. To apply specifically to BESIP, fill out the main SIP application then scroll to Section 9 of the main SIP application and ADD BESIP as your desired Subprogram. Please also note that specific deadlines for BESIP are earlier than those for regular SIP applicants: The deadline for submitting the online application is February 09, 2017 The deadline for reference letters is February 12, 2017 Notification of selected interns will be on or about February 26, 2017 Intern must accept or decline by March 12, 2017 You can learn more about BESIP from the information below. About the Program The NIBIB sponsored Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship (BESIP) is for undergraduate biomedical engineering students who have completed their junior year of college. The 10-week program, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Lutz, BESIP Program Director, is scheduled from June 5, 2017 to August 11, 2017. The internship will allow rising senior bioengineering students to participate in cutting-edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, MD. Selected by a nationwide competition, the interns will have the opportunity to indicate preferences from a list of available NIH projects that involve areas of engineering or physical science expertise. The students will participate in group meetings, attend planned lectures and laboratory visits, and be encouraged to submit posters to the NIH Poster Day where summer interns from all disciplines present their projects. How to Apply Application Information - eligibility, stipends, and deadlines Application for BESIP on-line can be completed as a Subprogram of the SIP application (see Section 9 of the SIP form), which can be found at https://www2.training.nih.gov/transfer/SIPApp. Please be aware of the different BESIP deadlines compared to SIP deadlines. BESIP Projects Click here to access the 2016 BESIP project listThe latest 2017 project list will be updated around February 1, 2017. The projects list for 2016 is an adequate reflection of the variety of projects that will be available for 2017. Most projects repeat from year to year. Some new projects may be added.
Feb
10
2017

2017 Summer Internship Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Application Deadline Feb/10/2017

2017 Summer Internship Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory ​Do you know undergraduate students or faculty members who would be interested in a summer internship?  Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Summer Community College Internship (CCI), Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI), Visiting Faculty (VF) and HBCU/MEI Faculty Summer Research programs! ·         The CCI program encourages community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at DOE laboratories. ·         The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers by providing research experiences at DOE laboratories. ·         The VF program seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce in DOE mission areas. ·         The HBCU/MEI program seeks to increase the number of collaborations and to foster long-term relationships between ORNL research staff and HBCU/MEI faculty members. Summer appointment dates are June 5 – August 11, 2017.  The application deadline for the CCI, SULI and VF programs is 5:00 p.m. EST on January 13, 2017.  The application deadline for the HBCU/MEI Faculty Summer Research Program is February 10, 2017. Visit http://science.energy.gov/wdts/ and www.orau.org/ornl to apply or to obtain additional information.  If you have any questions regarding the programs, please contact ORNLedu@orau.org. ********************** 2017 Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), in Atlanta, GA, is accepting applications for their Summer ORISE Fellowship. The candidate will work on projects associated with developing and applying new analytical methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases. The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team and will work with state-of-the-art equipment on topics relevant to public health. DLS offers a stimulating work environment that enables summer fellows to learn about applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of public health. Qualifications:  Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences. Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered. Must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC. Program dates: May 22nd – July 28th 2017.  Stipend: Approximately $2,800 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,480 for full-time graduate student fellows.  Application deadline is January 20, 2017. To apply, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/2708; ORISE Posting Number: CDC-NCEH-2017-0001 To learn more about the program visit http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/orise.html.  For further information, contact Daniel Parker, (770) 488-7854, DParker2@cdc.gov ORAU University Partnerships Office University.partnerships@orau.org www.orau.org ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance research and education, protect public health and the environment, and strengthen national security. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Feb
15
2017

SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH (SIP)

Application Deadline Feb/15/2017

Before you begin, take a look at the Applying Successfully Video NOTE: In addition to the main SIP program, we describe SIP subprograms (CCSEP, HiSTEP, HiSTEP 2.0, AMGEN, and GSOAR) organized by the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education at the end of this page; be certain to take a look and see if any of them interest you. You can also apply to two additional programs using the SIP application: the Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP) and the NINR-Summer Genetics Institute (NINR-SGI). The application for summer 2017 is now OPEN! Program Description: Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, Phoenix, and Detroit is limited. Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day. To increase your chances of being offered a position, please do four things: (1) Watch the Applying Successfully Video by clicking on the link to the right.  (2) Read the SIP FAQs carefully. (3) Read our suggestions for creating a successful application.  (4) After submitting your application, contact NIH investigators with whom you would like to work and explain why you would be a good addition to their groups.  You can identify NIH investigators with projects that interest you by searching the NIH Intramural Annual Reports. Use the text search feature to find project descriptions that contain the key words you enter. You can also visit the NIH Intramural Research Program Web site for a list of investigators organized by scientific focus area.  You can then find contact information for the investigators in the NIH Enterprise Directory. Eligibility: The 2017 Summer Internship Program is for students who are sixteen years of age or older by June 15, 2017. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. U.S. citizens may apply if they are enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students who have been accepted into an accredited college or university program may also apply. Permanent residents must be enrolled in or have been accepted into a high school or an accredited institution or higher education in the U.S. to be eligible. Stipend Information: The stipends for trainees are adjusted yearly; the level depends on education completed prior to starting at the NIH. For details, see the Trainee Stipends page. Application Procedure: Prospective candidates must apply online. The application is available from mid-November to March 1. It requires submission of a curriculum vitae or resume, a list of coursework and grades (please note: we do not need a transcript at this time), a cover letter describing the applicant's research interests and career goals, and the names and contact information for two references. Candidates may also specify the scientific methodologies or disease/organ systems that interest them. Selection: The NIH Summer Internship Program is highly competitive.  In 2016, more than 7100 completed applications were submitted, and about 1300 interns were selected. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis from November through April by scientists in the Institutes and Centers of the NIH.  Individual scientists select their own summer interns and provide their funding; there is no centralized selection process. Data for 2015 indicate that applicants who submit their materials in the first two weeks have a success rate 3 times greater than those who submit during the 2 weeks just before the deadline.  For additional suggestions on how to increase your chances of being offered a position, please read the SIP Frequently Asked Questions. You can find a YouTube video entitled "Finding an NIH Mentor", which demonstrates how to use NIH investigator databases, on the OITE YouTube page. Candidates will be informed of their selection by the hiring Institute, generally by May 1. Successful candidates will be required to submit the following documentation to their Institute or Center prior to beginning their training: Official high school, college, or graduate school transcripts Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status. U.S. citizens may submit a copy of their birth certificate or passport. Permanent residents will need to provide a copy of their alien registration card. NIH SIP Subprograms One of the goals of the NIH is to build a highly diverse and inclusive scientific workforce. Toward that goal, the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education welcomes applications for four special subprograms of the NIH Summer Internship Program. The subprograms target high school students from schools with large numbers of students from financially-disadvantaged backgrounds, community college students, college students who would not normally have the opportunity to pursue research projects during the academic year, and beginning graduate students in the biomedical sciences. Note that an individual would normally be eligible to apply to only ONE subprogram. Community College Summer Enrichment Program (CCSEP): In summer 2017, the NIH will again offer a special SIP program designed to recruit community college students to the NIH. Students in CCSEP can take advantage of all the opportunities available to other SIP interns. In addition, they will make a commitment to completing an enrichment curriculum. If you are a community college student and interested, please read about CCSEP. The High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Program (HiSTEP) is a program for high school students in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, area within commuting distance of the main NIH campus in Bethesda. The program aims to introduce students from high schools with a high percentage of financially-disadvantaged students to the exciting possibility of careers in the sciences and biomedical research. Unlike the other NIH summer programs, HiSTEP is not a hands-on, full-time research program. Instead, HiSTEP will combine an introduction to scientific, professional, and personal skills with leadership training and an exploration of STEM-M (science, technology, engineering, math, and medically-related) careers. In addition, college and career advising will help prepare HiSTEP participants for future scholarships and internships. If you are a high school student and interested, please read more about HiSTEP. The Amgen Scholars Program at NIH is a partnership between the Amgen Foundation, the Foundation for the NIH, and the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education. This program is for undergraduates who are interested in learning more about health disparities and the role science, policy, and community engagement can play in their elimination. Preference will be given to students that lack opportunities to carry out independent research during the school year (due to family responsibilities, economic exigencies, or inability of their institutions to provide such opportunities). Amgen Scholars at NIH will spend the summer working at NIH's main campus in Bethesda. The Program will have four core components: 1) independent research performed under the mentorship of an NIH intramural scientist; 2) roundtable discussions exploring the intersection of research and public policy related to health disparities; 3) career guidance and mentorship focused on the broad array of biomedical careers; and 4) leadership training focused on the skills needed to successfully work in team-oriented global research environments. If you are interested, please read about the Amgen Scholars Program at NIH. Graduate Summer Opportunity to Advance Research (GSOAR) Program at NIH: In summer 2016, the NIH launched a SIP subprogram designed around the unique experiences of graduate students in the biomedical sciences. This program is a partnership between the Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity and the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education. GSOAR students at NIH will spend the summer working at NIH's main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to working in a research group at the NIH, GSOAR students will participate in an enrichment curriculum to develop critical thinking skills and graduate school survival skills, receive career guidance and mentorship focused on the broad array of biomedical careers, and attend leadership training focused on the skills needed to successfully work in team-oriented global research environments. If you are interested, please visit the GSOAR Program Web page for more information. IMPORTANT SUBPROGRAM NOTES: Although you use the online SIP application to apply for all these subprograms, eligibility criteria, application deadlines, and program curricula vary (view a program comparison chart). Please read each program's description carefully to decide which, if any, will best fit your needs. If you choose to apply to a subprogram, your application will not be available as part of the general SIP program until AFTER subprogram selections have been made. Individuals selected to participate in the subprogram will be matched with NIH investigators by the selection committee. If you are not selected for the subprogram, your application will be released to the general SIP applicant pool and you can then begin the process of finding a research group. Apply Now! Complete/Manage Your Application For Current SIP Trainees
Feb
15
2017

American Public Power Association Research Programs

Application Deadline Feb/15/2017

How To Apply: To obtain login credentials for the application website, fill out the request for credentials form. A DEED administrator will respond to you via email. Login credentials will be issued up to 7 days before the application deadline. Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time students attending school at an accredited college/university or vocational institution within the US and must not be graduating within 12 months of the application deadline. Official transcripts must be submitted by the application deadline. To learn more about public power careers visit our job videos and the online job board. APPA now offers student memberships. Reference Material:Scholarship Application Quick Start Guide & FAQsPolicy ManualScholarship RequirementsStudents talk about their scholarshipsCurrent DEED projects (student and utility)Completed DEED projects (student and utility)List of all DEED Projects (since 1980)DEED Program Frequently Asked QuestionsStudent Scholarship Flyer Other Energy-Related Student Scholarships: IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative RMEL Foundation Scholarships Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group Scholarships Educational Scholarships Provides funding to support the education of students working toward technical careers that are in short supply and high demand by electric utilities. A DEED member utility must sponsor your application. Review the Educational Scholarship Requirements; Educational Scholarship Checklist and Application Questions. $2,000 per scholarship paid directly to student’s university. Deadline: February 15 and October 15 each year. Student Internships These paid internships provide work experience at an electric utility sponsored by a DEED member utility. Review the Student Internship Requirements; Internship Application Checklist and Questions. $4,000 plus up to $1,000 in travel funds to attend applicable conference. Deadline: February 15 and October 15 each year. Student Research Grants These student grants provide funding to support research in an energy-related project sponsored by a DEED member utility. Review the Student Research Grant Requirements; Research Grant Application Checklist and Questions. $4,000 plus up to $1,000 in travel funds to attend applicable conference. Deadline: February 15 and October 15 each year. Technical Design Projects (TDP) Provides funding to support students working on a technical project of interest to electric utilities, especially engineering students working on their senior project. Review the Technical Design Project Requirements; Technical Design Project Application Checklist and Questions. $5,000 paid directly to student by DEED; up to $3,000 in travel funds to share project results at APPA’s Engineering & Operations Technical Conference. Deadline: October 15 each year.
Feb
15
2017

NETL Summer Internships

Application Deadline Feb/15/2017

Professional Internship Program (PIP) The Professional Internship Program is designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to the challenges of conducting energy research. It is an opportunity to network with world-class scientists using state-of-the-art equipment and to expand students’ knowledge in their field of study while exposing them to new areas of basic and applied research. Participants interact daily with assigned mentors who guide research activities during the internship. These research activities help transition classroom theory into hands-on experience, helping provide answers to today’s pressing scientific questions. Learn more about core research and development capabilities at  NETL here. DEADLINE February 15, 2017 for Summer Programs Length of Appointment Undergraduate students: Two weeks to one year initial appointments renewable up to four years Graduate students: Two weeks to one year initial appointments renewable up to five years Post-BS: Two weeks to one year initial appointments renewable up to two years Eligibility To be eligible, you must: Be an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at a regionally accredited college/university, or a post-baccalaureate within one year of graduation Have an overall minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0 Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment Benefits Stipend – All internship programs provide a weekly stipend based upon academic classification and experience. Insurance – Insurance is a requirement for the Professional Internship Program. Currently, no insurance stipend is available for undergraduate students. Inbound/Outbound Travel – Awards are made on a case-by-case basis. To qualify, your residence must be more than 50 miles from the laboratory. On-station Travel – Classified as travel during your appointment, on-station travel is designed to enhance your learning experience by promoting attendance at conferences, workshops, and other educational meetings. Awards are made on a case-by-case basis. Most short-term (e.g., summer) appointments do not qualify for on-station travel. Application Deadlines Application is always open, but for best results, apply by February 15 for summer appointments, June 1 for fall, and October 1 for spring appointments. For more information, contact Terry Howard at (865) 574-6912 or Terry.Howard@orau.org.
Feb
15
2017

National Air and Space Museum Summer Internships

Application Deadline Feb/15/2017

Are you a college student interested in gaining work experience? We offer internships, paid and unpaid, in a wide array of disciplines. You'll learn from knowledgeable mentors in a variety of fields, from curatorial research to administration, all in the dynamic atmosphere of Washington, DC. You'll work with distinguished scholars, accomplished professionals, and iconic artifacts in an immersive experience as multifaceted as the Museum itself. Our interns are required to be high school graduates and must be enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university. To sign up to receive notifications about internship opportunities at the National Air and Space Museum, please email NASMInternships@si.edu. Summer Internship Program Our structured summer internship program provides firsthand experience working in a museum. It's a great introduction to museum work or an opportunity to expand on previous experience. Our 10-week program provides unique professional development opportunities and enrichment activities. Fast Facts Length: 10 weeks, full-timeLocation: Washington, DC Metro Area Stipend: $5,500Application Open: January 15 to February 15Questions? Email: NASMInternships@si.edu
Feb
15
2017

Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference June 21 – 24, 2017, Tucson, AZ

Application Deadline Feb/15/2017

Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference June 21 – 24, 2017, Tucson, AZ http://sb3c.org/ Building on the legacy of previous summer bioengineering conferences, we are proud to announce the 2017 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C2017), to be held in Tucson, AZ, June 21 – 24, 2017. SB3C2017 includes all the elements that we’ve enjoyed for years: family-friendly venue, outstanding scientific program, the popular student design and paper competitions, and networking opportunities for academic and industry researchers at all levels. The theme of this year’s conference is “Growth, Development, Remodeling, and Repair.” The meeting will include a broad range of plenary lectures, symposia, and workshops related to the overall theme. Our scientific program will include topics in many applications of mechanics to human health, including: cellular, tissue, bone, and fluid mechanics, as well as biotransport, human dynamics, bioengineering education, and design of medical devices. Key Dates Abstract Submission Deadline January 17, 2017 Diversity Travel Award Deadline February 15, 2017 BS-Level Student Paper Competition and Undergraduate Design Competition Final Submission February 15, 2017 Abstract Acceptance Notification March 21, 2017 Diversity Travel Award Notification March 31, 2017 Registration Opens TBA SB3C2017 Meeting June 21–24, 2017
Feb
15
2017

University of California, San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering (JSOE) Engineered Materials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery. (June 24th, 2017 - August 19th, 2017)

Application Deadline Feb/15/2017

University of California, San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering (JSOE) Engineered Materials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery. (June 24th, 2017 - August 19th, 2017) The Jacobs school of Engineering (JSOE) at UC San Diego hosts a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program in Biomaterials. The objectives of the program are to train undergraduates in basic research through challenging biomaterial-related engineering projects performed with research mentors from engineering departments across JSOE. Research areas include tissue engineering and 3D printing, bio-inspired biomaterials, biomaterial-stem cell interaction, nanoparticles and drug delivery. Application Deadline Wednesday, Feb 15
Feb
15
2017

2017 NSF REU Sensor Science and Engineering

Application Deadline Feb/15/2017

10 Week Program: June 5 - August 11, 2017 Online Application: https://ece.umaine.edu/research/reu_sensors/ Application Deadline: February 15, 2017 Activities: Students will be involved in fundamental and applied sensor research in a new engineering science research building where they will work with state-of-theart research equipment and facilities. They will interact with faculty members, research scientists, and graduate students for guidance and consultation throughout the 10-week period. At the completion of the program, students will write a final report and give an oral seminar. Possible Research Areas Include: • Nanoscale materials for sensors • Piezoelectric sensors • Micro- & nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS & NEMS) sensors • Biological and environmental applications • Biological and chemical Sensors • Wireless sensor networks • Big Data: sensor data fusion Eligibility: U.S. citizen or permanent resident Current sophomore or junior undergraduates. Award Includes: $8,000 stipend 6 academic credits Contact: Prof. Nuri W. EmanetogluThe University of Maine, 5708 Barrows Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5708Phone: 207-581-2233, Fax 207-581-4531Email: nuri.emanetoglu@maine.eduhttps://ece.umaine.edu/research/reu_sensors/
Feb
16
2017

NIST – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Application Deadline Feb/16/2017

SURF Program Contact: Dr. Brandi Toliver, Email: brandi.toliver@nist.govWebsite: http://www.nist.gov/surf ☐Resume (Important: be sure to include any laboratory skills or computer laguages, etc.)☐Personal Statement of Commitment to participate (includes research interest)☐Two letters of recommendation☐Transcripts (unofficial acceptable)☐Verificiation of US citizenship or permanent legal residence (e.g. legible copy of birth certificate, passport, or green card) Dates: SURF Boulder and SURF Gaithersburg receive and process applications separately. Electronic applications for both campuses must be received by NIST no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, February 12, 2016. Paper applications will not be accepted. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed or considered. Applicants should be aware, and factor in their application submission planning, that the Grants.gov system will be closed for routine maintenance from 12:01 Eastern Time, Saturday, December 19, 2015 until Monday, December 21, 2015 at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time, and also from 12:01 Eastern Time, Saturday, January 16, 2016 until Monday, January 19, 2016 at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time, and that applications cannot be submitted during those time spans. NIST considers the date and time stamped on the notice generated by www.grants.gov as the official time the application is received. The earliest anticipated start date for awards made under this FFO is expected to be May 1, 2016. The SURF Program is anticipated to run from:o Monday, May 16, 2016 through Friday, July 29, 2016 for SURF Boulder; ando Monday, May 23, 2016 through Friday, August 5, 2016 for SURF Gaithersburg. Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Feb
17
2017

2017 NSF REU Forest Bioproducts

Application Deadline Feb/17/2017

From June 5-August 11, 2017, the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute offers an opportunity for 10 highly qualified undergraduate students to participate in research for a 10-week period. This research experience is funded by the National Science Foundation. Award includes: • $5000 Stipend + On Campus Housing Provided • Travel to & from Orono Reimbursed • Students to Perform their Research at  the University of Concepción (Stipend, Travel and Housing Provided) • Week Long Research Experience & Exchange in Chile for all Students (Travel and Accommodations Provided) • Opportunity  to Perform Research on Pressing Global Issues Relating to Sustainable Product Development and Biofuel Generation from Woody Biomass APPLY AT www.forestbioproducts.umaine.edu/reu/
Feb
17
2017

2017 NSF REU Bioinspired Robotics

Application Deadline Feb/17/2017

NSF Funded REU in Bioinspired Robotics at the University of Maryland Program Dates: June 5-August 11, 2017 Application: robotics.umd.edu/REU Bioinspired robotics is about designing robots that are inspired by natural systems such as insects, birds, mammals, and reptiles. Bioinspired robotics offers a truly interdisciplinary systems research challenge that encompasses biology, materials, mechanical design, control, sensors and actuators, power, electronics, and computer science among other topics. During this 10-week summer program, students will develop their research projects, attend research and development seminars and visit robotics research programs at local national labs. Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend and non-local students will receive a housing and travel allowance. More information about the program, including sample project descriptions, can be found at robotics.umd.edu/REU. Please direct questions to reu-robotics@umd.edu.
Feb
27
2017

MCSI undergraduate research in sustainability

Application Deadline Feb/27/2017

Attention Pitt Undergraduate Students Get paid over the summer to do research in sustainable engineering Application Deadline: February 27, 2017 If you are interested in going beyond classroom curriculum,  developing your own ideas, and working independently on hands-on research all while getting paid…this is program is for you! Undergraduate Research Program (URP)Are you a Pitt engineering or science student interested in earning $4,000 during the summer while conducting research in sustainable engineering?Application:  http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/mcsi/URPApply/Undergraduate/ Visit the MCSI website for application instructions, a list of 2017 projects/advisors and information on past programs. http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/MCSI/Summer-Research-Opportunities/ Gena M. Kovalcik, MPPM Codirector, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation Swanson School of Engineering University of Pittsburgh 153 Benedum Hall Pittsburgh, PA 15261 : 412/624-9698 | 7: 412/624-7820 | *: gmk9@pitt.edu
Mar
1
2017

NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP)

Application Deadline Mar/1/2017

NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated advanced undergraduates who will be rising seniors in summer 2017 to apply for participation in the 9th annual NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP 2017).  The purpose of the Student Airborne Research Program is to provide students with hands-on research experience in all aspects of a major scientific campaign, from detailed planning on how to achieve mission objectives to formal presentation of results and conclusions to peers and others. Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes. Participants will fly onboard the NASA C-23 Sherpa and assist in the operation of instruments to sample and measure atmospheric gases. They will also use data collected during the program from the NASA ER-2 image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands. Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites. Each student will complete an individual research project from the data collected. Outstanding faculty and staff for this program will be drawn from several universities and NASA centers, as well as from NASA flight operations and engineering personnel. The eight-week program begins June 18, 2017 and concludes August 11, 2017. Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will take place during the first two weeks of the program at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, in Palmdale, CA. Post-flight data analysis and interpretation will take place during the final six weeks of the program at the University of California, Irvine. SARP participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, a travel allowance, and free housing and local transportation during the 8-week program. Applicants must be US citizens. Watch a video about the program: https://youtu.be/o56_07rsyBY For more information and to apply: https://earthscience.arc.nasa.gov Email: nasasarp@baeri.org -- Emily Schaller, Ph.D. Science and Education Coordinator National Suborbital Education and Research Center NASA Armstrong Building 703 701-317-0789e.schaller@nserc.und.edu emily.schaller@nasa.gov
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The Clemson SURE Program is supported by the National Science Foundatio

Application Deadline Mar/3/2017

The Clemson SURE Program is supported by the National Science Foundation (EEC-1560070)NSF-Sponsored Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE): Solid-State Devices for Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetics Technology For More Information and to Apply:http://www.clemson.edu/ece/academics/undergrad/SURE/index.htmlThe Holcombe Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Clemson University is seeking applicants for a summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. This NSF-funded program supports up to 10 summer students, with one to four semesters remaining in their undergraduate programs, to become involved with a faculty member and graduate students for a 10 week research experience at Clemson. There are approximately 10 projects and about 10 faculty from several departments involved in this program. The program provides each student summer housing on campus and pays a generous stipend.Key Dates and Deadlines:March 3, 2017:            Priority Application Deadline - Applications will be evaluated upon receipt May 22, 2017:             Program BeginsJuly 28, 2017:               Program EndsEligibility Requirements:•    Undergraduate students at accredited U.S. institutions.•    Majors:      Electrical and Computer Engineering             Materials Science and Engineering Bioengineering                                                    Physics•   One to four academic semesters remaining until graduation at the time of participation•   U.S. citizenship or permanent-resident status•    Minimum grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0Competitive Compensation for Sure Participants:The stipend is $6,000 for the 10-week program. Free on-campus housing is provided.here is a relocation allowance for students not already enrolled at Clemson.