Spring 2013 Resources

Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU)  Summer 2013  (listed by Deadline)

NSF REU Sites -- various REU labs have different deadline for application submission. 

A list of REU sites in Computer and Information Science and Engineering.  Students can identify the site based on their research areas of interest. 

NIST - SURF Gaithersburg: Application Deadline February 7th to Dr. Boonthum-Denecke

SURFing is a partnership, supported by NIST, NSF, and the participating colleges/universities. We anticipate providing meaningful research opportunities for approximately 130 students in the Gaithersburg site-wide program. The NIST facilities are located just outside Washington, DC.  Students conduct an independent research project under the guidance of a NIST research scientist or engineer. One of the main purposes of the program is to encourage students to pursue doctorate degrees and consider careers in research and methodrology. The students receive a stipend for the 11 week program of $5500 plus accommodations at a residence hotel near NIST, daily transportation between the hotel and NIST, and an allowance for travel from the student's residence to Gaithersburg, MD. The program will run from May 23 to August 9, 2013  OR  June 6 - August 9, 2013 and concludes with a 3 day seminar where all students present their results.

[ This NIST-SURF application must be submitted by the university, so you should submit your application to Dr. B. by the deadline mentioned above ]

2013 AFIT Summer Internship Program: Application Deadline February 8th

SOCHE's Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for engineering and science students to gain valuable experience working at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) through the Graduate School of Engineering & Management. AFIT is located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio and has a long history of graduate research and education.

REU at MIT: Application Deadline February 13

Each year for 9 weeks during the summer, the MPC co-sponsors a Research Internship Program. The program has brought hundreds of the best science and engineering undergraduates from across the country, to conduct graduate-level materials research. Students can select from a wide array of projects available. This years Summer Scholar Internship Program will run from June 9 - August 10.

DREU: Application Deadline February 15th.

Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) was known as the Distributed Mentor Project (DMP) prior to 2009. The objective of the DREU is to increase the number of women and underrepresented groups entering graduate studies in the fields of computer science and engineering. This highly selective program matches promising undergraduate women and underrepresented groups with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience at the faculty member's home institution. Students are directly involved in a research project and interact with graduate students and professors on a daily basis. This experience is invaluable for students who are considering graduate school, providing them with a close-up view of what graduate school is really like and also increasing their competitiveness as an applicant for graduate admissions and fellowships.

LearnLab at CMU: Application Deadline.  February 15th.

LearnLab at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh has an exciting summer research opportunity available to undergraduate students. This research program encourages applications from students who would like to conduct research in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies. This program seeks broad participation, including members of underrepresented groups as defined by the National Science Foundation (African American, Hispanic, Native American) who may be considering pursuing further graduate study in the learning sciences.

REU at U of Nebraska-Lincoln: Application Deadline February 15th (priority deadline is  February 1st)

The Nebraska Summer Research Program is a consortium of NSF funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and other summer research opportunities programs (SROP). One unique feature of the Nebraska Summer Research Program is the partnership between the REU and SROP programs and the Office of Graduate Studies. Students benefit in having a community of scholars in which to learn and to share research with.  This intensive summer research experience provides mentoring and research experiences while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life. Students with a strong interest in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those from populations traditionally underrepresented in graduate education.   10-week program: June 3 - August 7.      8-week program: June 3 - July 26

Socially Relevant Computing Summer REU at UNC Charlotte: Application Deadline February 24

The program runs from May 28, 2012 - July 26, 2013. Our application deadline is February 24, 2013. On-campus housing is available for free and students will receive a participation stipend.  (Contact: Aubrae.Collins@uncc.edu)

UMass SURE Program: Application Deadline February 24

For undergraduate students planning for a career in cutting edge research, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program in Nanotechnology at UMass might be for you.  The ten week (May 28 - August 3)  lab-and-learning experience will give you a head start on a field that is truly at the forefront of knowledge--nanotechnology!    Free housing, Free travel to/from campus, Stipend $3,400. 

IU Bloomington and IUPUI STEM Summer Scholars:    Application Deadline February 25

Eight-week program at IU Bloominton and IUPUI campus. 

IU REU: Application Deadline  March 1st

Fifteen Indian University computing faculty have listed more than 25 summer 2013 research projects available to undergraduate students in the following research domains:  bioinformatics, cloud computing, complex systems, computer vision, data bases, data science, genomics, health informatics, high performance computing, human centered computing, computer vision, health informatics, music informatics, robotics, security, Super Computing at Exascale, and text mining.


Students will receive a $4000 stipend plus housing and a meal plan for this eight-week program. A ten-week option with $5,000 stipend is a possibility. This full time research experience includes work in the lab with a faculty and PhD student mentor, weekly professional development colloquia series, social activities, and other benefits such as an optional GRE prep course, and a technical writing workshop.

CCT REU: Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Computational Sciences : Application Deadline  March 1st

The Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) hosts a nine week Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program where students work collaboratively on a wide variety of computational science projects. Each student receives a stipend of $4,500, free housing in university dormitories, and up to $500 in travel expenses to and from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

REU Comp Sci & ECE at Auburn: Application Deadline March 1st

Summer research opportunities on smart UAVs is an excellent opportunity to explore the exciting frontier of unmanned technology. Twelve students will be selected to participate at Auburn University. They will form four teams who will compete to design the best algorithms to autonomously fly 6 to 12 UAVs on a limited air field. 8 weeks (May 13 to July 6)

NASA Summer Internship:  Application Deadline various -- last deadline is March 15 (CHECK website for various NASA location and internship position)

Achieving Competence in Computing, Engineering and Space Science (ACCESS)

ACCESS (Achieving Competence in Computing, Engineering, and Space Science) is a 10-week paid internship program at NASA centers around the United States. It is designed for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who have strong backgrounds in science and a desire to pursue technical careers. Students will work with scientists and engineers in an area compatible with their skills and interests. 

NASA Science and Technology Institute for Minority Institutions (NSTI-MI)

NSTI-MI is a research opportunity project for faculty and an internship project for undergraduate and graduate students at U.S. minority serving institutions. The purpose of the project is to increase research opportunities in NASA-related research; stimulate cross-disciplinary research; improve the transfer of information, ideas and technology; foster R&D management strategies and expertise; and establish educational frameworks and networks that will continue to expand the nation’s science and technology talent base. The Institute is located at the NASA Research Park at the NASA Ames Research Center, and is jointly managed by NASA and the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation (UNCFSP).