Summer Opportunities

REU at Materials Research Center at Columbia University and City College – Apply by Feb. 15th!

The joint Materials Research Center program at Columbia University and City College of NY (CCNY) will support outstanding undergraduates as Summer Research Fellows each year. In addition, a joint REU program between Columbia and the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) may have additional openings. Those selected will have an opportunity to participate fully in an interdisciplinary research program that draws faculty from the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, nearby government laboratories (Brookhaven National Laboratory), and industry (IBM).

Our materials research program encompasses two research thrusts around the theme of building higher dimensional materials from lower dimensional structures with unprecedented levels of control. The first thrust combines two-dimensional layered materials such as graphene into layered heterostructures; the second combines molecular ‘superatoms’ into three-dimensional solids.  Both thrusts are built around techniques pioneered by the team, and bring together researchers with diverse capabilities, strong accomplishments, and a record of collaboration. Additional Summer Research Fellows in related areas will also be available.

During the program, all REU students will also be involved in workshops, visits to local industry, recreational activities, a symposium of presentations by students, and other activities. It will include training in: laboratory practices and safety; shared materials characterization tools; and scientific writing/presentations. Students attend a weekly research seminar series by Columbia, CCNY and ASRC faculty, and present results at a daylong symposium at the end of the program.

Summer 2017 research areas available: 2D material interfaces and heterostructures | Correlated materials and superconductivity | Fabrication and characterization of nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices | Magnetic materials | Materials theory | Molecular cluster synthesis | Nanoassembly | Optical characterization & devices | Self-assembling materials | Thermoelectric materials

Summer 2017 program dates: May 28, 2017 – August 5, 2017
Application deadline: February 15, 2017

Application Instructions | Frequently Asked Questions | Click here to apply

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Professional Internship Program at National Energy Tech Lab -Apply by Feb. 15th!

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CORE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES AT NETL:

  • Carbon Management
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Combustion Science
  • Computational Research
  • Environmental Science
  • Fuel Cell Research
  • Geosciences
  • High Temperature/High Pressure Science
  • Materials Performance
  • Methane Hydrates Research
  • Process Development
  • Reciprocating Engines Research
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sensors and Controls
  • Separations Science
  • Surface Science

 

LENGTH OF APPONTMENT

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.

NYIT REU – Apply by Feb. 28th!

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Interested in a paid summer research internship at NYIT?

The NYIT REU Program will provide opportunities for 10 motivated and talented undergraduate students to collaborate with our faculty and graduate students in research on methods of securing smartphones and their networks using both hardware and software approaches (women and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply).

Undergraduates will have access to NYIT’s state-of-the-art research facilities and gain valuable hands-on research experience in simulating the spread of malware on smartphones, implementing cryptographic algorithms and authentication schemes for smartphones, studying topology control of wireless networks, geolocating smartphones, detecting physical attack on a network of smartphones, and developing privacy-protected medical sensing methods using smartphones.

Apply Now for the 2017 Summer REU Program!

  • Application/Recommendation deadline: February 28, 2017
  • Tentative Program Dates: May 31 – August 4, 2017
  • Read more about REU at the National Science Foundation >

PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS

The research projects require full-time commitment of the student (five days a week/40 hours per week). Students are not allowed to work while participating in the program. In conjunction with the requirements of the faculty advisors, all participants are required to submit a research paper, produce a research poster, and make a final presentation describing their work. Students also participate in supplemental activities including workshops, meetings, classes, field trips to enhance their program experience and preparation for graduate school.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  • Enrolled full time at a college or university
  • Junior or senior academic standing
  • Have not already completed a B.A. or B.S. degree
  • Have a 3.2 or better cumulative grade point average
  • Have shown potential for success, but may have had limited access to graduate
  • Research or other preparatory opportunities; the applicant should indicate his/her potential for success particularly as it relates to educational achievement while overcoming obstacles, which may include, but are not limited to: ability, economic, social, or educational challenges.

APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES

  • Completed online application form
  • Resume and Statement of Purpose, emailed directly to nyitreu@gmail.com
    (The statement of purpose should be 500-600 words and include a brief introduction of yourself, work experience, projects or research you did as an undergraduate, and the projects you have interest in)
  • Two letters of recommendation using the NYIT Recommendation Form, mailed separately
  • Official copy of your current academic transcript, mailed separately

Mail all materials to:

NYIT REU Program
New York Institute of Technolog
Edward Guiliano Global Center
1855 Broadway, room 802B
New York, NY, 10023

Connect with us

For more information, please contact Dr. Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong at ziqian.dong@nyit.edu or 646.273.6129.

SUPERB-ITS Research at Berkeley – Apply by Jan. 30th!

Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley –
Information Technology for Sustainability (SUPERB-ITS)

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Program Dates: June 7 – August 12, 2017

Applying

The SUPERB Application consists of the following:

  1. Online Application Form I
  2. CV or Resume e-mailed to SUPERB_.rwu3q36wghupk186@u.box.com
  3. 2 Letters of Recommendation
  4. Transcripts e-mailed to SUPERB_.rwu3q36wghupk186@u.box.com
    (Unofficial copies are acceptable, however if you are selected you will be asked to provide official copies).

Deadline is January 30, 2017. However, students may be accepted on a rolling basis so please apply early.

The program is open to U.S Citizens or permanent residents who are rising juniors or seniors and have completed some upper division course work in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS).A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required with upward trends in grades being preferable. The program is open to students with or without prior research experience.

SUPERB-ITS, Tiffany Reardon
University of California, Berkeley
230 Bechtel Engineering Center #17052
Berkeley, CA 94720

Applicants will be notified of their status by mid February 2017.

SUPERB-ITS at a Glance

 * Dates: June 4 – August 5, 2017 (tentative pending NSF Funding)
 * Challenging 9-week research experience in engineering for juniors and seniors
 * Research guided by faculty mentors and graduate students
 * Weekly presentations by researchers
 * Lab tours, Industry field trip, Graduate school advising and GRE training
 * $4,500 stipend, housing, meals and $600 travel allowance provided

Program Description

SUPERB-Information Technology for Sustainability is funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Program.

Texas A&M Mathematics REU – Apply by Feb. 15th!

Research Experience for Undergraduates 2017

Overview

The Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M will host an eight-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from May 30 to July 21 in the summer of 2017. We will have programs in Algebraic Methods in Computational Biology, Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry, and Number Theory. We will have up to 5 student participants for each program. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Support for the program has been provided by the National Science Foundation.

Summer 2017 Programs

•  Algebraic Methods in Computational Biology
•  Mathematics of Topological Quantum Computation
•  Number Theory

Program Expectations

  • The REU is a full-time summer position. Students are expected to work on mathematics and research approximately 40 hours every week.
  • Students will give bi-weekly short presentations (5-10 minutes) on what they learn and their research results during the program.
  • Students will write a report on their research. This will be approximately 10-15 pages long.
  • Students will make individual final 20 minute mini-symposium presentations on their research projects during the last week of the program.
  • Students will learn LaTeX for writing mathematical articles, reports, and making presentations.
  • Students may learn to use and program a computer algebra system such as MATLAB, Sage, or Mathematica.

Eligibility

Applicants should be highly motivated and successful undergraduates who are comfortable with calculus, basic matrix manipulations and elementary linear algebra. Students in the mathematical modeling in biology program should have some background in differential equations. Students interested in pursuing statistical modeling should also have had an introductory statistics course. No special prior experience with mathematical software or computers is required. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and must not have received their bachelors degree before the start of the summer program.

Stipend and Support

Participating students will be provided free on-campus housing, along with an anticipated stipend of $4000 for the 8 week program plus subsidized travel to and from College Station.

Contact Information

Organizers: Riad MasriJulia PlavnikJ. Maurice RojasAnne J. ShiuMatt Young

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program – Apply by Dec. 30th!

Opportunity
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program
Organization
Department of Energy (DOE)
Reference Code
MLEF 2017
How To Apply

The MLEF application process is a two-part process.

  1. The online application: Go to https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2551 to start the application process.  You will need to upload your unofficial transcripts, upload a resume, and provide contact for two individuals who can provide you with a reference.  Documents must be uploaded in PDF format. Your online application must be submitted by the application deadline listed above.  Once you submit your online application, you can no longer make changes to the information provided.
  2. References:  You will need to have two individuals submit references for you.  Please note that your reference will not be e-mailed with instructions until you submit your online application. Refer to the section below for more details.
Application deadline
12/30/2016 11:59 PM Eastern Time Zone
Academic Levels
  • Graduate Students
  • Post-Master’s
  • Undergraduates
  • Post-Associate’s
Description

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. During the 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend and some students may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program.

At the conclusion of the program, Fellows are required to attend a “Technical Forum” where they will present their research findings and tour a technical site located nearby.

Stipends

The MLEF program provides stipends to Fellows based on the following scale:

  • Undergraduate students receive a weekly stipend of $600;
  • Master’s students receive a weekly stipend of $750;
  • Ph.D. students or graduates receive a weekly stipend of $850.

Some participates may be eligible to receive a housing and travel allowance.

Locations

Selections are based on a student’s qualifications and the needs of the host site. Proximity to the host is not factored during the selection process. The 10-week summer program may place students at one of several possible FE sites including:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, DC and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM

Important Dates

Below are the important dates for the 2017 program.

  • Application Deadline: December 30, 2016
  • Letters of Reference only will be accepted until January 13, 2017
  • Candidates Notified of Selection: Candidates will be notified of their status by February-April 2017
  • Program Dates: June 5, 2016 to August 11, 2017
  • Kick-off Meeting/Orientation: June 12, 2017 in Washington, DC
  • Technical Forum: August 7-11, 2017

For more information on the MLEF Program, visit http://energy.gov/fe/mickey-leland-energy-fellowship or contact us at MLEF@hq.doe.gov.

Qualifications

The MLEF is open to all students who meet the following application requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Be currently enrolled full-time in a STEM degree program at an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher) on or after January 1, 2016
  • Available to participate in the full 10-week program
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree , Master’s degree , or Doctoral degree or have received one of these degrees within 12 months.
  • Overall GPA: 3.00
  • Affirmation: I certify that I am at least 18 years of age; that I am a U.S. Citizen; that I am currently enrolled full-time in a STEM program at an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher)  on or after January 1, 2016; that I have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; and that I am available to participate in the MLEF program from June 5, 2017 to August 11, 2017.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Physics (All)
    • Earth and Geosciences (All)
    • Engineering (All)
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (All)
    • Mathematics and Statistics (All)
    • Other Physical Sciences (All)
    • Computer Sciences (All)
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (All)
    • Nanotechnology (All)
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • Science Writing
  • Veteran Status: None

REU -Nanotechnology for Biology & Engineering – APply by Feb. 1st!

The Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University offers undergraduate students from colleges and universities around the country a chance to participate in research projects in the exciting and rapidly growing area of nanobiotechnology, a place where biology, medicine, and nanotech meet.

Benefits

  • hands-on graduate level laboratory research experience
  • guidance from faculty and graduate student mentors
  • paid stipend + paid housing +  travel allowance

Program

Who should apply

  • undergraduate students from all institutions who have at least completed their freshman year and will not be graduating before the start of the program.
  • students with a GPA of 3.5 or better (infrequent exceptions made)
  • under-represented students in science and engineering are encouraged to apply.
  • only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.
  • Johns Hopkins University students are NOT eligible.

Application Materials

Submit the following in the Apply Yourself application.
  • two letters of recommendation
  • resume
  • official or unofficial transcript
  • personal statement

More information

For more information contact Camille Mathis at cmathis@jhu.edu or by phone at (410) 516-6572

Biosphere 2 REU – Apply by Mar. 1st!

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

REU Summer Program Information

The Biosphere 2 REU provides 10 undergraduates an opportunity to conduct guided research in environmental and Earth systems science at a leading and unique research institution. Students will receive stipends of $5,000 for the 10-week research internship, housing on the Biosphere 2 campus, $500 to cover travel costs to and from Tucson, AZ and a food allowance. For 2017, the program runs from June 5 to August 11. Students will be selected from across the country to participate in the program. They will conduct research inside Biosphere 2, in labs on the University of Arizona campus, and in the desert and mountain ecosystems of southern Arizona. Project descriptions are available HERE.

The REU program at Biosphere 2 is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. We share the goals of the NSF to use the REU experience as a way to provide research opportunities for students who might not have such opportunities readily available at their home institutions. The summer program will allow students to gain experience in research firsthand, training and preparation for careers in science, and opportunities to communicate science to diverse audiences. Students will also work with partner organizations at the University of Arizona to connect research findings to applied environmental solutions. Participation in the REU program will help prepare students for graduate studies in science.

How To Apply

To apply to the B2 REU program, select “REU Application Form” from menu above or click HERE. Your application package will consist of (1) an application form that includes contact information, educational background, and optional information on gender and ethnic background; (2) a 2-page maximum narrative statement of educational and career goals, research experiences and interests; and (3) two letters of recommendation from faculty at your home institution. Application materials, including letters of recommendation must be received by March 1st, 2017.

Am I Eligible to Apply?

Students majoring in, or in a curriculum leading to, one of the following fields in environmental or Earth system science will be well suited to participate in the B2 REU: biology, ecology, plant sciences, hydrology, soil science, atmospheric science, geology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, or computer science. Accepted students typically have at least one year of college completed prior to the summer REU program and, following the experience, have at least one year of college left before graduation. Students typically have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for NSF/REU grant support. We encourage applications from students in groups underrepresented in science.

Questions?

Please contact the program directors, DR. KATERINA DONTSOVA or DR. KEVIN BONINE if you have questions about the program.

CLIMB UP for Summer Research at UB- 2017 – Apply by Feb. 1st!

What is CLIMB UP?

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CLIMB UP (Undergraduate Program) for Summer Research gives students an opportunity to conduct research in the biomedical and health sciences and explore graduate career opportunities. At the end of the program, students will present posters and/or oral presentations in a professional symposium.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

Program Dates

May 30 – August 5, 2017 (10 weeks)

(Students should arrive in Buffalo on Tuesday May 30th. Program activities begin Wednesday May 31st. The official end date of the program is Friday, August 4th. Students can move out of housing the evening of August 4th or Saturday August 5th.)

Research

The CLIMB-UP Summer Research Program will match you with a participating faculty mentor whose interests are complementary to your own. You will work on your own research project and get hands-on experience during the 10-week program. The summer will culminate with you and your peers presenting your work at the Summer Research Day with students from other UB summer research programs.

Laboratory Skills Training

During the first week in the program, students attend the Introduction to Laboratory Skills course, taught by Dr. David Shubert and Ms. Deborah Timineri, Instructional Support Associate. Students learn essential skills and important laboratory safety protocols to conduct their summer research.

Mentoring

In addition to your faculty mentor, you will receive mentoring and guidance from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and the CLIMB leadership to ensure you have a productive and fulfilling summer. They will work with you on your research project, help you prepare your presentations, and provide insight on careers in science. Being part of CLIMB-UP could be the start of lifelong friendships and mentor relationships.

Stipend and Housing

Funds are available to provide a living stipend (room and board plus incidentals, paid biweekly) for a limited number of students. Housing is provided for students who live outside Buffalo.

Funding is provided by:

*US citizens or permanent residents only; unfortunately we are unable to offer stipends to students who do not fit these criteria.

Fun

We know it’s important to take full advantage of the beautiful Buffalo summers. Events include a trip to Niagara Falls, the annual program picnic, a buffalo chicken wing social gathering, and more.

Other Highlights

  • Orientation and Laboratory Safety Training Course
  • Weekly Workshops
  • Visits to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
  • Learning about fellowship/scholarship opportunities
  • Lasting friendships and mentoring relationships

Eco-Informatics Summer Institute – Apply by Feb. 1st!

The Program

Building on the interdisciplinary Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program at the H.J. Andrews Forest and its information management program, this Summer Institute will (1) train and promote discovery in young scientists who will make basic contributions to ecosystem science, computer science, and mathematics through team-based research and education; (2) promote the pursuit and success of a diverse group of students seeking higher education and research experience in Eco-Informatics, and (3) provide graduates to work in interdisciplinary settings on natural resources management and policy.

Stipend
Students who are admitted to the Eco-Informatics Summer Institute will receive a total stipend of $5,000 spread out over the length of the program. In addition to this stipend, housing and transportation services between Portland international airport and/or Corvallis and the H.J. Andrews Forest will be provided on the first and last day of the program. Lodging includes furnished housing at the H.J. Andrews Forest and OSU campus dorms.

Activities, Events, and Requirements
You are expected to work a 40-hr work week on your research project and participate in the activities below. All projects will include field work which is performed in a setting in which there is potential for regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomfort and unpleasantness, e.g., high temperatures. Field work will require regular and recurring physical exertion such as long periods of standing and walking in normal and challenging terrain. Other student-organized outings are possible, such as hiking in the high cascades and white water rafting on the McKenzie River.

Apply

The application period for the 2017 program is open as of November 1, 2016! 

Project Areas:
Plant-pollinator networks in a changing forest landscape: June 12 to August 18, 2017
Sediment movement across river networks following disturbances: June 19 to August 25, 2017

Orientation will take place during the week of June 19th and final presentations will take place August 17th. Please contact the EISI Program Manager if you have any questions.

To apply, students will be asked to submit by February 1, 2017:

  • CISE REU Common Application
  • Documents via webform
    • A letter of interest describing their
      • Undergraduate experience
      • Interest in the Eco-Informatics REU program
      • Preference for the projects
      • How they will contribute to and benefit from their preferred project
      • Experience working or recreating outdoors
    • A copy of college transcripts
    • A resume that includes names, email addresses, and phone contact information of three references
  • A letter of recommendation directly e-mailed to the EISI Program Manager by their reference

We expect all decisions regarding participants to be made by March 15, 2017.

Eligible Student Participants: Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Undergraduate students must have completed their sophomore year. A current undergraduate student is a student enrolled both before and after summer in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate. Students who have received associate degrees and are transferring from one institution to another but are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer are eligible to participate. Someone who has completed an undergraduate degree IS NOT elegible regardless of enrollment in graduate school for this coming fall.

Review Criteria: Consistent with OSU’s policy, we will review student applications based on a broad selection of indicators for potential rather than reliance on only GPA or GRE scores. These indicators include (a) internship and/or volunteering experience with a federal, state, or local agency, charity, or other group, (b) experience or clear interest in mathematics and/or computer science and/or engineering, (c) ability to write clearly, (d) demonstrated initiative for independent work, as in independent study, special projects, etc., (e) experience or clear interest in working in outdoor settings, and (f) strong recommendations from faculty and/or the public and/or private sector.