Spring 2014 Resources

Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU)  Summer 2014  (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.  

MIT Broad Institute Summer Research Program: Application Deadline January 31st

The Broad Institute is committed to increasing the number of scientists from diverse backgrounds in the field of biomedical research. The Diversity Initiative in Scientific Research was launched in 2003 with a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute that provides financial sponsorship for underrepresented minority scientists to participate in research programs at the pre-baccalaureate, undergraduate, postdoctoral, and faculty levels.

NASA LARSS Internship: Application Deadline February 1st

The LARSS program is a partnership between NASA, the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), and the Virginia Space Grant Consortium as a sub-award to the NIA. 

The Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) Program is a paid, Center-unique, and highly competitive research internship program for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)  held onsite at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.  Special project areas such as business, education, photography, history, finance, accounting and other areas are also accepted for consideration.


NASA's Ames Research Internship: Application Deadline February 2nd

This coming summer (June-August 2014) there are a number of undergraduate student research internship opportunities available at NASA's Ames Research Center.  These Space Life Sciences Training Program

(SLSTP) internships are for upper division undergraduate students majoring in areas of engineering and biology.  Small teams of students will be paired with a NASA mentor and will engage in hands-on research supporting current NASA space biology and space biotechnology projects.

NIST - SURF Gaithersburg: Application Deadline February 1st to Dr. Boonthum-Denecke   (it will have to be sent to NIST by February 14)

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 27 to August 8, 2014  OR  June 8 - August8, 2014 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 ]

AFIT Summer Internship Program: Application Deadline February 7th

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 12

The Center for Materials Science and Engineering and the Materials Processing Center at MIT jointly sponsor a nine-week summer research internship program for undergraduates. This summer, we will offer intern positions to ten students who will work in faculty-led research groups on the MIT campus. Attached is flyer about the program that I hope you will share with your students.  Because research projects offered in this program are led by faculty from many different departments at MIT,  undergraduates majoring in a broad range of science and engineering disciplines are welcome.

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will enter their junior or senior year of study in the fall of 2014 to be eligible to participate in this program. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

This year summer program dates:  June 8 - August 9.    

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 DeadlineFebruary 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 2 - August 6.      8-week program: June 2 - July 25

LearnLab Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates:    Application Deadline February 17

Program Dates: June 1 - July 25, 2014

LearnLab's REU program allows talented undergraduates to spend 8 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, or one of our research partners. The REU program aims to make LearnLab's programs more visible to students not traditionally exposed to our fields. The REU program supports LearnLab's commitment to training a diverse set of science, technology, education, and psychology leaders.

Applications are encouraged from students who wish to learn to conduct research in a modern academic research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers and experiment in real classroom environments. The REU program will expose students to the excitement and opportunities of a research career. This experience will provide excellent preparation for students interested in subsequently pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. degree. Although students from other years may apply, this opportunity is most fitting for a student at the end of the junior year of undergraduate studies.

IU Bloomington and IUPUI STEM Summer Scholars:    Application Deadline February 17

Summer Scholars Institute, May 30-July 25, 2014

The Summer Scholars Institute, an eight-week program held at the IU Bloomington and IUPUI campuses, enrolls select HBCU and IU students from our partner institutions. These STEM Scholars engage in continuous, substantive research at the Summer Scholars Institute and their universities.   Eighty-five percent of scholars' academic time during the institute is spent in research projects with HBCU and IU faculty.  Summer Scholars receive a $4,000 stipend, plus room and board.

Socially Relevant Computing Summer REU at UNC Charlotte: Application Deadline February 21

The program runs from May 31 - August 2, 2014. Our application deadline is February 21, 2014. On-campus housing is available for free and students will receive a participation stipend.  (Contact: Aubrae.Collins@uncc.edu

UMass SURE Program in NanoTechnology: Application Deadline February 28

Women and underrepresented minority students are strongly encouraged to apply. Undergraduate majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Physics, and Polymer Science & Engineering are recommended for the program. 

Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

REU Comp Sci & ECE at Auburn: Application Deadline February 28 

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 (June 2 - July 25)

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 - Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security: Application Deadline  March 8th

The CERIAS Information Security REU Program provides the opportunity for undergraduate students to engage in the forefront of information security research working on individual project areas.  9 Weeks (5/27-7/25/2014) $500/weekly. Housing, meals, and travel provided. 

Blue Waters Student Internship Program: Application Deadline  March 21st

Blue Waters Student Internship Program is actively seeking faculty and students to participate in year-long student internship opportunities. Students in the program will gain experiences involving the application of high-performance computing to problems in science, mathematics or engineering.  The program provides a student stipend for undergraduate participants totaling $5000, and a two-week intensive Petascale Institute in 2014 along with travel to the Blue Waters Symposium 2015 for both undergraduate and graduate students.

 This program provides support for internship activities at any accredited degree granting institution in the United States. Faculty who would like to mentor an undergraduate student can post descriptions of available positions. Positions can be intended for a particular applicant or opened to all qualified applicants. Undergraduate students should submit an application for consideration.  Graduate students are welcome to apply to attend the Petascale Institute. They are responsible for arranging their own research advisor; any stipend would be the responsibility of the research advisor. 

Griffiss Institute Summer Internship: Application Deadline  March 23rd

The 2014 application cycle has begun for our Summer Internship Program at the Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory. This is a paid summer internship opportunity for students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university at the freshman level through PhD level (U.S. CITIZENS ONLY) to work on-site with AFRL researchers on a wide variety of research projects.

The majority of the students selected will be majoring in technical fields such as Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics and Physics. For basic information on the areas of research that the selected interns will be working in please view the AFRL/RI Core Competencies using the link below.  There could be a few positions available in accounting and finance and multimedia (graphic's, graphic communications, marketing, etc.).

CRCV Computer Vision REU: Application Deadline  March 25th

This year, ten undergraduate students will participate in this program from across the U.S. The University of Central Florida will serve as a central point for coordination and administration of the program. This year's program will start in May, and will end in August; this is open to all sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates in computer science, computer engineering and related fields, who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Students will be given an introductory course in Computer Vision during the first few weeks, and then be introduced to various research projects in the Computer Vision area. The students will work full time on their individual research projects during the summer semester. Each student will be paid a stipend of $6,000 for the summer, and receive a small travel allowance, a small meal allowance, and a housing stipend for the summer. 

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).

Other website for summer internship