Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
"SURFing the Information Technology Laboratory"
Application Deadline: February 13, 2015
2015 Program Dates are anticipated to run between May 26 through August 7, 2015
The Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. This program is designed to provide hands-on research experience in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Software Testing, Computer Security, Information Access and Networking. Located just outside Washington, DC, available research opportunities include:
Computer Science / Information Technology
Human Interaction with Computing Technologies
Networking and Communications
Computer Network Modeling
Integrated Cellular, WiFi, and Other High-speed Wireless Networks
Mobile Communications for Police/Fire/Rescue Applications
Biometrics for Computer Access and Security
Software Measurement Science
Software Quality Testing
Digital Data Retrieval and Preservation
Natural Language and Speech Processing
Intelligent Systems Evaluation
Mathematics and Statistics
Monte Carlo Methods
Combinatorics & Testing
Further information on many of these opportunities can be obtained by looking at the descriptions of ongoing Information Technology research given by the National Research Council in their announcement of the NRC postdoctoral research associate program at NIST (then click on National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)), as well as the NIST publication Guide to NIST.
The Fellowship will include a stipend for the 11 week period, in addition to travel and housing allowances. Applications must be submitted by the school; e.g., by the chair of an academic department or by appropriate administrative staff.
In addition to "SURFing the Information Technology Laboratory" program there is also a SURF program in each of the other NIST Laboratories (PL, MML, EL, CNST). Check out their web pages as well! Also check out the Main NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) homepage.
Student Eligibility Criteria
Students must be undergraduates at a U.S. university or college with a scientific major, have a G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 or better (recommended), and are considering pursuing a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.). Students with physics, material science, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors are always encouraged to apply. There may be research opportunities for students with other majors.
Plan of Operation
SURFers work directly with NIST Research Advisors
SURFers participate in a weekly research seminar program and in extramural group activities intended to enrich the fellowship experience
Fellows are encouraged to present their research results at national meetings
SURFers are encouraged to pursue their Ph.D. degree
Main NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) homepage. Download an application and information packet then print out the required forms or call Anita Sweigert at (301)975-4200, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact:
Howard Cohl, ITL Surf Director
100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8910
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Elizabeth Lennon, ITL Surf Director
100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8900
Gaithersburg, MD 28099
David Griffith, CTL Surf Director
100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8920
Gaithersburg, MD 20899