The Anita Borg foundation’s annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Womenin Computing will take place September 29th to October 2nd in Orlando, Florida. Last year’s conference sold out almost immediately! Due to such a high demand you are encouraged to apply for a travel scholarship sooner rather than later. The Anita Borg Foundation has three travel scholarship programs now available that you can apply for:
1) Grace Hopper Scholarships for Students and Faculty. Levels: full-time student enrolled in an accredited degree program at a college, university, or high school at the time of applying. Must be 18 years of age.
Ideal candidates will be pursuing degrees in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, human-computer interaction, math, physics, or management information systems.
College Faculty are also eligible to apply for travel scholarships
2) The Grace Hopper Women of Color Complimentary Registration Initiative is designed to support women of color who are interested in attending the conference. Applicants can be students, faculty, jobseekers, and other key stakeholders that a desire to continue working in tech.
3) GHC Boot Camp Scholar This scholarship is designed to support individuals who have participated in a coding boot camp or other accelerated coding program.
Now is the time when summer research programs are frantically sending out flyers and email reminders advertising their programs. You might even see deadline extended which is code for “we didn’t get enough applicants” something which happens all too often. But why? If there are so many great paid opportunities why don’t more students apply to summer research programs Part of the reason is because there is a lot of misleading information that discourages students from applying. Let’s debunk some of these common myths:
1) It’s very unlikely that you’ll get a publication during a summer REU or make any substantial discovery in only ten weeks. Don’t tell that to Wolf Cukier, a seventeen year old high school student who discovered a new planet after only three days at a NASA Internship at Goddard Space Flight Center What Cukier thought was a solar eclipse turned out to be a planet. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/15/learning/internship-planet-lesson-plan.html
I have seen REU students become co-authors on papers as a result of the research that they conducted during a summer REU stint. A lot of it depends on the field and the research area. The fact of the matter is that some areas publish more often than others. It may sound impossible but believe me, it isn’t. Also, even if you don’t submit to a scientific journal you can present your research at a conference. The key is to work with your faculty and graduate mentors who will be excited to support you in these types of endeavors.
2) Programs are only looking for students with previous research experience. WRONG! Did you know that many programs are looking for students with no prior research experience? In fact, some programs specifically want students who haven’t had research experience or students who come from schools with limited research opportunities such as community colleges.
3) If you don’t have at least a 3.5 it’s not even worth applying. Wrong! Programs like the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) which is housed at many Ivy League schools and CalTech’s LIGO program accept students with 2.5 GPA’s. In addition, you may notice that a lot of programs do not even list a minimum GPA. Programs that intentionally do not list a minimum GPA are generally looking for students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. I’ve seen 3.0 students get selected over 3.9 students because they have glowing letters of recommendation and are passionate about the subject matter.
Programs that intentionally do not list a minimum GPA are generally looking for students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.
4) If you’re not a US Citizen you’ll never get an REU. Wrong again! Part of the reason I started REU Finder is because I wanted an easy way for international students and undocumented students to find opportunities. Your citizenship status should not have any bearing on whether or not you can become a researcher. Often the citizenship requirement is tied to the funding source. Schools like Stanford have dedicated funding to support students who do not qualify for NSF funded research programs.
5) It’s better to do summer research on your home campus and not jump around to other schools. Negative. To be honest, if you’re thinking about applying to graduate school you want to cast your net as wide as possible. Maybe you’ve been doing research at your home institution during the semester and then you find an opportunity on another campus that seems interesting. Why not explore this option? Just make sure you let your PI know ahead of time. They will likely encourage this and you can continue your research when you return in the fall.
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Ranked # 29 in the US News & World Report’s Best Colleges, the University of Rochester or “The U of R” is a small school with BIG Research contributions specifically in optics,. The university hosts four REU Programs. Students who are accepted into their REU programs will benefit from a ten week experience working with faculty and graduate mentors, graduate school preparation seminars, GRE preparation classes and participate in community building activities to take advantage of the cultural activities that can be found in the city of Rochester.
1. Computational Methods for Understanding Music, Media, and Minds
“How can a computer learn to read an ancient musical score? What can methods from signal processing and natural language analysis tell us about the history of popular music? Can a computer system teach a person to better use prosody (the musical pattern of speech) in order to become a more effective public speaker?”
This REU combines machine learning, audio engineering, music theory, and cognitive science. Students will work in teams of two will be mentored by two or more faculty members drawn from Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brain and Cognitive Science, the program in Digital Media Studies, and the Eastman School of Music.
Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens or permanent residents. GPA: Not Specified Students must have completed two computer science courses or have equivalent programming experience by the start of the program. Deadline to Apply: February 9, 2020 Apply
Where is Rochester? Rochester is three hour drive to Toronto and a one hour plane ride to New York City
2. Advancing Human Health, From Nano to Network
“ Human health research at the University of Rochester (UR) covers a wide range of engineering and science disciplines and a breadth of topics including accessibility, drug delivery and the development of therapeutic and novel medical devices. Students who are interested in understanding human health as a continuum of interrelated complex systems and questions will excel in this REU program”
Deadline to Apply: January 27, 2020 Students will need to apply via a two-step process:
Step 1. Apply for the NSF Common Application, be sure to select “Human Health REU at University of Rochester” in the Site Selection section of the application to apply for this REU
3. Nano-, Bio-, and Quantum Photonics at University of Rochester
“This program will engage participating students in the frontiers of photonics research in nanoscience, bioscience and quantum science while at the same time providing them with experiences to recognize the excellent career opportunities, both academic and industry based, available in photonics.”
Students should be majoring in engineering or other physical sciences
Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors Citizenship Requirements: US citizens & permanent residents Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2020 Apply
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Rochester hosts a 10 week REU that brings students to work with faculty on research on projects such as experimental condensed matter physics, astronomy and cosmology, theoretical quantum optics, experimental plasma physics, experimental optics, and computational neuroscience.
Previous participations have undergraduate research assistants have been published in scientific journals and have presented at national conferences.
Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors Citizenship Requirements: US citizens & permanent residents Minimum GPA: 3.0 Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2020 Apply In addition to the online application students should have two letters of recommendation and transcripts sent to the program contact.
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Trying to decide between traveling abroad this summer or doing an REU? Why not do both? Here is a listing of programs around the world that are looking for students like you. Whether this is your first REU or your fourth REU, a summer research experience in another country will truly fill not only your resume but your spirit as well. Bonus: many of these programs listed do not require previous research experience.
Optics in the City of Light The Optics in the City of Light Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) will offer 8 undergraduate junior level students the opportunity to spend 2 months in a variety of laboratories in Paris performing research with a wide range of ultrafast lasers. Optics, especially the new discoveries in Extreme Light, is one of the most exciting areas of science. Students in this program will experience strong collaborative science that is currently taking place between University of Michigan (UM) Gérard Mourou Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (GM-CUOS), University Paris-Saclay, Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA), Université Paris-Sud 11 Orsay, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, and l’Institut d’ Optique Graduate School. Teams of faculty (one from Ann Arbor and one from Paris) will each direct an REU student on a collaborative project. Students will spend one week at the University of Michigan and two months in Paris.
Levels: Juniors who will be entering their senior year in fall 2020. Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens or green card holders. Applicants must have a passport Deadline to Apply: January 8, 2020 Apply
ACS International Research Experience for Students (IRES) Program in Singapore
The ACS International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IREU) and ACS International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) programs are bilateral exchanges that allow talented young chemical and materials scientists to spend a summer conducting research in another country.
Students spend 10-12 weeks working on frontier chemical and materials science research projects under the guidance of faculty members and graduate student mentors to sharpen scientific skills, develop collaborations with scientists abroad, and experience the life and culture of a foreign country.
The Program is limited to U.S. undergraduate students enrolled at a U.S. institution. Deadline to Apply: January, 6 2020 Apply
Do you want to spend your summer doing research in Switzerland?
ThinkSwiss is an official scholarship program funded by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). It is managed by the Office of Science, Technology, and Higher Education at the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C. and supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ottawa, Canada. The aim of the program is to promote research opportunities in Switzerland for American and Canadian students and to foster the exchange between Swiss, U.S., and Canadian universities and research institutions.
Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors. Citizenship Requirements: All enrolled students at accredited U.S. or Canadian universities are eligible, but ability to participate will depend on obtaining a visa, if necessary Deadline to Apply: January 16, 2020 Apply
University of Waterloo- Canada
The University of Waterloo has two opportunities. The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) USEQIP is a two-week program, running May 25-June 5, 2020, on the theoretical and experimental study of quantum information aimed primarily at students one year away from completing their undergraduate studies. The lectures and experiments are geared toward students in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, though all interested students are invited to apply.The program has space for 25 students. Accommodations and meals are covered, and bursaries are available for travel expenses. Apply
For those looking for a longer summer research experience apply for an Undergraduate Research Award (URA) to spend the summer doing theoretical or experimental research at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC). Work with internationally recognized faculty and students from around the world in a unique, interdisciplinary research community. Both USEQIP and URA applications are due January 6, 2020. References are due January 13, 2020 Apply
Amgen Scholars – Japan
The Amgen Scholars Program at Kyoto University is eight weeks of intensive research in the sciences. Amgen Scholars will be assigned to one of several Kyoto University departments or interdisciplinary areas that traditionally support science and biotechnology research. These areas may include: biochemistry, bioengineering, biotechnology, chemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular genetics, and neuroscience. Students do not need to have research experience but should be interested in pursuing a PhD.
Levels: Second, third ,and non-graduating fourth year students Citizenship Requirements: Students from all over the world are encouraged to apply Deadline to Apply: February 3, 2020 Apply
AMGEN SCHOLARS SINGAPORE
One of the key objectives of the program is to provide current undergraduate students who are committed to or who are considering a career in biology or related sciences and looking to continue to graduate studies, with eight weeks of biomedical research experience in the basic and translational sciences. Research training and experiences are provided by faculty members of the Department of Biological Sciences, which anchors the Life Sciences Program in biology and biomedical science at the National University of Singapore. Students do not need to have research experience but should be interested in pursuing a PhD.
Levels: Second, third ,and non-graduating fourth year students Citizenship Requirements: Students from all over the world are encouraged to apply Deadline to Apply: February 3, 2020 Apply
RIKEN CENTER FOR BRAIN SCIENCE – JAPAN
The RIKEN Center for Brain Science (RIKEN CBS), located just outside Tokyo, Japan, offers a summer program to train advanced students interested in brain function. Applicants may choose either a two-month laboratory internship (Plan A) within a RIKEN CBS laboratory, or an intensive 5-day lecture course (Plan B) featuring a distinguished international faculty. Those participating in the internship may also enroll in the lecture course. This year’s theme is “How brains make decisions: Cognitive, Emotive and Societal Factors.”
Typically, around 45 international students are accepted to the Summer Program each year. Attendees have wide-ranging academic backgrounds and are usually enrolled in graduate courses, or have recently embarked on postdoctoral research. However, candidates holding other positions are encouraged to apply.
Attendees usually reside on/near the RIKEN campus, where they have ample opportunity to interact with invited lecturers, other attendees and RIKEN CBS researchers. Students unable to provide their own financial support will be considered for travel and accommodation bursaries provided by RIKEN CBS.
Graduating in Fall not Spring? Thinking of taking a gap year? Still not sure what you want to do? Check out a few opportunities to keep exploring after you graduate.
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
“The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) provides recent graduates with challenging research opportunities to help prepare motivated students for a career in STEM while providing them with laboratory knowledge to use in pursuit of an advanced degree. Recent bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates are in a position to gain invaluable research experience in one of more than a dozen STEM-related disciplines. Apply
Disney has a ton of programs for recent college graduates from Business majors to Engineers or as they are called in the Disney universe Imagineers. Not mad about the Mouse? Remember Disney isn’t just pixie dust and castles, Disney is also the parent company to ESPN, ABC, LucasFilms, and Marvel. They have rotation programs across the globe in some of the world’s most sought after locations.
Are you this close to graduating but you want to strengthen your graduate school applications? Why not think about doing a post bacc? Post Bacc’s are great for students who have recently graduated and want to gain additional laboratory and/or research skills.
For instance, the University of Alabama at Birmington’s post bacc program offers a 1-2 year training opportunity for students seeking graduate degrees in biomedical or behavioral science https://www.uab.edu/prep/
Through three program thrusts Americorps (AmeriCorps NCCC, AmeriCorps State & National, AmeriCorps VISTA) offers participants the opportunity to use their skills to better the lives of others. Want to work on a team and travel across the US? Are you taking a gap year and you’ve always want to work with Habitat for Humanity? Do you need help with paying off federal loans? If you answered yes to any of these then Americorps might be a good fit for you.
Office of Personnel Management
“The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who have up to six years after degree completion to apply). Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental program with the potential to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.” Apply
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You just hit submit after all of those months of preparing for Graduate School; Securing letters of recommendation, taking your GRE’s once (or twice) finally feeling confident on your personal statements which are sheer perfection especially after having more rewrites than a New York Times piece on foreign policy. Now it’s time to sit back, relax and wait for the decisions to come in. Well, not exactly. Applying for graduate school is just the beginning. Here are some tips to maximize the waiting game after hitting that submit button:
1)Answer your phone. Most of us ignore phone numbers that we don’t recognize. You may think, “if it’s important they’ll text me.” Maybe the last time you answered a number you didn’t recognize it was a telemarketer or a scammer trying to get steal your identity. But think about it, you’ve just sent a lot of schools applications so the likelihood of getting a phone call from your future PI (Principal Investigator) is high. If not your PI then one of their graduate students so the next time the phone rings pick it up.
2) Read journal articles. Now that you’re convinced that you need to answer your phone be sure to keep up to date on research. There’s nothing worse that talking to a prospective student who forgot which research area they’ve applied to or even worse who they’ve applied to work with. Create an excel spreadsheet listing which school, which lab, which faculty, and what research you’ve expressed interest in. Brush up on articles so that when you get the calls the information will be fresh in your mind.
3) Don’t be afraid to share new information. You just hit submit and not even a day later you find out that you received a fellowship or your publication has just been accepted. Have no fear, it’s okay to contact the department directly and ask that this information be added to your file. However, before you do so make sure it’s something substantial and if in doubt ask a mentor or faculty member from your home institution.
4)Remind your recommenders. You’ve secured letters of recommendation so don’t forget to give a heartfelt thank you to your recommenders aka a reminder. Sometimes that thank you is actually a nudge reminding them. Faculty get busy so bumping this to the top of their email is a great reminder and if you’re still in the process of securing letters make sure to tell them whether you are applying for Masters or PhD and what the actual due dates are.
5) Start looking for housing. I know this one may sound bizarre and possibly premature but if you’re going to be relocating you need to know what your housing options are. Avoid sticker shock by researching university housing or nearby housing options now.
You see “Office Hours” listed on your professors’ syllabi but the thought of actually going into your professor’s office immediately causes anxiety. Maybe you’ve managed to squeak out a question or two in class which was hard enough. But meeting your professors during his or her office hours? Well that’s a new level of scary, especially if you’re on the shyer side.
If you’re a shy person then the thought of these types of meetings can be painful. However, here’s the deal: going to office hours is not optional it’s a command performance. You work hard as a college student so don’t cheat yourself out of opportunities simply because you’re shy. So exactly what kind of opportunities can you get out of going to office hours?
1) Strong letters of recommendation. Grades alone will not give you a strong letters of recommendation. Transcripts show the grades but if your professor knows you then they will be able to write you even better letters and office hours are a great way for them to get to know you.
2) Research opportunities. Do you know how many times engineering students tell me how in awe they are of their professors’ work? Wouldn’t you like to be a part of this work? Great then go to office hours. Ask them about research opportunities at your campus or others. Professors love talking about their research and you’ll immediately win them over. Important: read journal articles or learn about their research in advance.
3) Insight into your dream career. Maybe you haven’t declared your major yet or maybe your major hasn’t been quite what you thought it would be. For instance, maybe you’re a bioengineering major but you’re dream is to work on medical devices. Maybe you’re majoring in chemistry but you’re also really interested in business. Professors can offer insight that can help you navigate the bridge between your major and your future career.
4) Extra curricular opportunities (student clubs, competition teams, study abroad, student government, the list goes on). Many faculty members are also advisers to campus clubs. I knew of a student who got involved in a campus committee specifically because he went to office hours and his professor was looking for students. I also knew a student who got selected for a study abroad experience specifically because the professor wanted students from other majors to participate.
Professors love to meet students with majors that are less likely to take their classes because it leads to richer in-class conversations.
So have I convinced you yet? Good. Now here’s how to maximize your visits.
Introduce yourself. Who are you? Where are you from? Be clear about why you’re taking this class and what you hope to get out of itintellectually. If it’s a major specific class then you probably think the reason why you’re taking it is obvious but don’t assume that your professor knows what your major is. If it’s a General Education Requirement class you chose that class for a specific reason. Maybe you’re taking a visual art class as a GE and you’re a Civil Engineering major. I’m sure your professor would love to know that you’re expanding your intellectual horizons by taking an art class.
Make sure you know who you’re talking to. Before your visit take time to visit your instructor’s web page and maybe do some research on who they are. I once knew a business professor who was also a boxing judge in China and was on a popular television quiz show. Professors have lives too and knowing about what they do outside of class will make these encounters even less scary. Do some research to find out who they are. Last but not least, remember they were once undergraduates students too. Finally, if you’re dream is to be a college professor let them know!
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Texas A & M
Research Institute in Sociology and Social Inequality
In this REU students will work with TAMU faculty who are investigating patterns, nature, causes, and consequences of social disparities through hands-on participation in research projects supervised by leading faculty researchers examining issues such as
criminology and race urban ethnography Stratification food security and food justice immigration
Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-graduating Seniors Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents Minimum GPA: Not Specified Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2020 Apply
Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition
“The REU program has both scientific and societal benefits integrating research and education. The broad goal of the Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition REU Site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and comparative psychology research. Students will gain experience investigating the origins of human social cognition from two different but related perspectives: developmental studies testing human children’s social understanding and comparative studies examining social cognition in domesticated dogs.”
Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-graduating Seniors Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents Minimum GPA: Not Specified Deadline to Apply:March 1, 2020 Apply
Translational Research in Psychological Sciences- Human Factors is an 8-week paid research traineeship at Rice University in Houston that brings together students majoring in psychological and social sciences, neuroscience, behavioral health science, engineering, computer science, math, kinesiology, or biomechanics to work with faculty on on topics in behavioral research that have clear applications to real-world problems.
Levels: Juniors, & Seniors Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents Minimum GPA: 3.3 Deadline to Apply: January 6, 2020 Apply
University of Indiana Bloomington
The Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior at the University of Indiana Bloomington brings together undergraduates to work with faculty on research projects in animal behavior focusing on neuroscience, cognitive science, fieldwork and behavioral analysis.
Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-Graduating Seniors Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents Minimum GPA: No minimum GPA Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2020 Apply
Dordt University & The Ukraine
In this REU students will spend two weeks in the Ukrain and the remaining eight weeks at Dordt University in Sioux City, Iowa. The goal of this REU is to explore current mental health in a developing country focusing on topics such as: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Ukraine Risk Factors for Distress Correlates of Subjective Health in Ukraine Co-morbidity of Smoking and Alcohol
Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-graduating Seniors Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents Minimum GPA: Not Specified Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2020 Apply
The $2000 PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship was established to help support and inspire students to pursue further education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as economics and business.
Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents Majors: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Economics, or Business Deadline to Apply: December 20, 2019 Apply
Applicants will write an essay on one of the following prompts (minimum 500 words, no maximum)
“Describe which blockchain use cases, in your opinion, will be emerging in the future, and what effect they will have on our lives, economy, and the world.
“Describe which applications of artificial intelligence will have the most impact on our lives in the future and why.“
Data science is one of the fastest growing professional fields of work and research. The REU in Data Science at Harvey Mudd College is a 10-week summer research program for undergraduates interested in data science methods and data-heavy STEM careers. Student participants will be part of research projects and receive additional training in data science methods and professional skills.
Levels: Sophomore, Juniors, Seniors Citizenship Requirements: US Citizen & Permanent Resident Minimum GPA: not specified Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2020 Apply
Columbia Business School
Columbia Business School will be seeking outstanding applications for the 2020 Summer Research Internship program. The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes the students to the world of business research. This highly-selective program provides the interns with the opportunity to work on a research project with CBS’ leading faculty and researchers in finance, economics, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, accounting, and data analytics.
Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors Citizenship Requirements: Not Specified Minimum GPA: Not Specified Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2020 Apply
University of Houston
The REU Program at the Computer Science Department, University of Houston, themes in Data-Centric Computing, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, offers a 10-week, all expenses paid Research Experience for undergraduate students. This site offers students from geographically diverse institutions around the country access to vibrant scientific research projects and undergraduate mentorship. The students, working with UH CS faculty and peer students, learn state-of-the-art data science techniques and technologies including machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data, etc. and apply them to research focused on solving challenging problems in the society.
Levels: Rising Juniors & Rising Seniors Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents Minimum GPA: Not Specified Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2020 Apply
The Duke ECE Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) brings students from around the world into their faculty research laboratories for nine weeks each summer.
Here are some of the projects that students will work on this summer:
Smart Garment for Automatic Stress and Anxiety Detection and Reduction Mobile Augmented Reality Electrical Contact Interfaces to Nanomaterials Printed Electronics and Biosensors Automatic Exploration of Machine Learning Models
Levels: Sophomores, Juniors Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, & International Students Deadline to Apply: January 31 2020 Apply
University of Vermont Complex Systems Center
Undergraduate Fellowship in Complex Systems & Data Science Through a partnership with MassMutual students will spend ten weeks in the summer understanding human wellness through data analytics at the University of Vermont’s Complex Systems Center in Burlington, Vermont. Students will work on projects in areas such as:
Longevity & Wellness Algorithmic Fairness Measurement methodologies for large scale social systems Computational Finance
Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors Citizenship Requirements: No citizenship requirements Minimum GPA: Not specified Deadline to Apply: March 23, 2020 Apply
University of Texas at Austin
The Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Research for Social Change Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at TACC is actively engaging 10 undergraduate students each summer for nine-weeks in solving real-world problems of national relevance, teaching them to not only be critical thinkers, but to be creative and reflective as well.
Students gain skills in advanced programming and problem solving and use the CI to conduct cutting-edge research in engineering, science, and computational medicine. Research projects emphasize advanced computing as a tool to power discoveries that will impact social change for future generations.
Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-graduating SeniorsCitizenship Requirements: Minimum GPA: Not specified Deadline to Apply: March 1st Apply
University of Waterloo
Apply for an Undergraduate Research Award (URA) to spend the summer doing theoretical or experimental research at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC). Work with internationally recognized faculty and students from around the world in a unique, interdisciplinary research community. This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in an interdisciplinary research community, spanning mathematics, computing science, physics, chemistry, and engineering
Levels: All Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & International Students Minimum GPA: Not Specified Deadline to Apply: January 6, 2020 Apply
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