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Summer Program for Interdisciplinary Research and Education, Emerging Interface Technologies (SPIRE-EIT)


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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
The program is a ten-week undergraduate internship where students work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams, receive core training, and gain hands-on research experience with emerging interface technologies.

The study of the relationship between humans and increasingly powerful, portable, interconnected and ubiquitous computers has become one of the most rapidly growing and significant fields of technical investigation. Interdisciplinary in the extreme, this emerging field will have an impact on nearly every area of human endeavor. There exists a need to specifically train students in this burgeoning area, and we hold a strong commitment to train students to be the best and the brightest. We feel that involving students in cutting-edge research is the best way to prepare future engineers, scientists, and artists to work at the ever more present interface between humans and computers.

Interns in the summer program work closely with faculty and students in the Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program and the Virtual Reality Applications Center at Iowa State University.


Participating Institution(s):
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Iowa State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Artificial Intelligence
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Design
Education
Management Information Systems
Mathematics
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
Robotics

Keywords:
Cognitive Psychology
Educational Technology
Human-Computer Interaction
Media Arts & Technology
Software Engineering
Virtual Environments

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


Page last updated 10/27/2016
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