Additional Summer Research Opportunities
Summer Research Experiences for Undergrads (REUs) across the Country
For information about REU opportunities on campuses across the country, go to: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Undergraduate Student Research Program offers undergraduates across the United States mentored internship experience at NASA Centers and research support facilities. The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program is NASA's largest nationwide internship program. Please visit usrp.usra.edu for additional information and application.
National Institutes of Health
NIH is offering training programs in the biomedical sciences for undergraduates. Please go to: www.training.nih.gov/programs for information and application.
University of Pennsylvania
The GRASP Lav at the University of Pennsylvania is offering eight 10-week paid summer research internships for undergraduate students. The focus of this NSF-funded REU site is Robotics, including Machine Perception, Motion Planning, Flying Robots, Haptic Interfaces, Dynamics and Control, Humanoid Robots, Robot Surgery, and Robot Design. A $5,000 stipend is given, plus travel and food allowance, with free housing on campus. Visit http://reu/grasp.upenn.edu for more information and application.
Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3s) at University of California, Berkeley E32 is offering a 9-week research experience to Engineering and Physical science majors with at least a 3.25 GPA, in Nanomechanics, nanomagnetics, nanophotonics, and Nanoelectronics. Participants receive a $4,000 stipend plus room and board.
Application deadline is February 1, 2013; apply at www.e3s-center.org/research
Texas A&M University
The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites students to apply for the 2013 Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (USRG) Program. Participants work closely with faculty, attend development and GRE workshops, make a formal poster presentation and submit a final written report of their research. Participants receive a $5,000 scholarship, housing, and pay up to $400 for travel expenses. Additional information and application is available at http://honors.tamu.edu/Research/Summer. Contact Matthew Pariyothorn with questions. Application deadline: February 11, 2013.
ISP at Washington State University
The Institute for Shock Physics (ISP) at Washington State University offers a 9-week (May 30-August 2) undergraduate research program: "Materials Under Extreme Conditions". The program goal is to allow students the opportunity to perform hands-on experimental investigations of condensed matter phenomena at extreme conditions.
Application deadline is February 20, 2013. Participants receive a $5,000 stipend, free housing on campus and travel assistance for travel to and from Pullman, WA (up to $500). Please visit www.shock.wsu.edu/education/sure2013 for more information, or contact Sheila Heyns.
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program in Nanotechnology at UMass is a ten-week (May 28-August 3) lab-and-learning experiences in nanotechnology. Participants receive a $3,400 stipend, free campus housing, free travel to and from campus. Application deadline is February 28, 2013. See program details and application at www.umass.edu/massnanotech/SURE.htm.
Summer Research Opportunities in ECE for Freshmen
The Cornell School of Electrical and Computer Engineering announces the Cornell ECE Early Career Research Scholars Program. This program is designed for students between their freshmen and sophomore years in the College of Engineering who intend to major in ECE. Students will apply together with a faculty mentor. The application process and deadlines are the same as the Engineering Learning Initiatives' program: www.engineering.cornell.edu/research/undergraduate/student_grant/index.cfm. Contact Sheila S. Hemami with questions.
Engineering/Field Biology Collaborative Research
A summer internship is available this summer for a qualified student to provide technical assistance to join a team of biologists and engineers studying the response of Tree Swallows to climate change in Ithaca. The team is developing a networked array of nest-box sensors monitoring the detailed reproductive behavior of swallows in response to manipulations of their nest-box environment. We are looking for a hands-on student with an interest in wired and wireless networks, the development of sensor nodes, and/or database development in a networked sensor environment. Experience with any of these topics is strongly preferred, but the only definite requirements are the desire to learn and explore coupled with an interest in working with a thriving group of engineers and biologists.
Engineering Research Projects in Strasbourg, France
The College of Engineering at Syracuse University has approved a series of undergraduate research projects to be conducted at the Institut National des Science Appliques in Strasbourg. Research projects are arranged in the major branches of engineering: aerospace, civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical bioengineering, and computer science. Applications are due by February 20, 2013 at http://suabroad.syr.edu/programs/program.html?id=308
Research in Germany
RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities and research institutes provide housing assistance. To learn more about RISE, please visit: www.daad.de/rise/en.