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Summer Undergrad Research Fellowship in Information Technology

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Academic Level:
Undergraduate Students

The University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (SURF-IT) offers opportunities for both UCSC students and non-UCSC students. SURF-IT provides an intensive and personalized summer program for women, minority, or disadvantaged undergraduates. SURF-IT includes a research experience supervised by a UCSC Baskin School of Engineering faculty member. Scholars also have weekly meetings focused on graduate school preparation, how to present research results, research ethics, as well as field trips to local neighboring Silicon Valley research laboratories, and of course a number of social activities. SURF-IT is sponsored by the Department of Computer Engineering and the National Science Foundation.

Scholars receive:

Stipend ($4500) and Meals

Travel to and from program

Housing on one of the nation's most beautiful campuses

The 9-week research projects are in areas of IT-based Integrative System Design, including Sensor Systems, Assistive and Rehabilitative Systems, and Computer Systems. Applicants indicate their desired areas of research, and we will do our best to match students with their top choices.

We are seeking domestic (citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its possessions) undergraduates who are juniors or seniors in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, bioinformatics, and related areas. Women, minorities, students with disabilities, and students from disadvantaged communities are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants:

Must have completed one or more years of undergraduate course work in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field

Must be an undergraduate in good standing (preference for students entering third and fourth year of BS)

Must be strongly motivated to participate in ongoing research projects

Must be a US citizen or US permanent resident.

Application Deadline: 2/15/2014
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Program Dates: 6/22/2014 - 8/23/2014

Participating Institution(s):
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University of California, Santa Cruz (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biomedical Engineering
Computational Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
General Math & Computational Sciences
Sensor Science & Engineering

Ad hoc Networks
Control Systems
Energy Efficiency
Health-Assistive Smart Environments
High Performance Computing
Mobile Networks

This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 10/28/2013
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