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2016 Wireless Health Research Experience at U of Virginia – App Due Feb. 22nd

UVA Center for Wireless Health – Research Opportunity for Undergraduates

The UVA Center for Wireless Health REU will bring 10 undergraduate
students to UVA for an eight-week summer research experience.
Participants will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty
mentors, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows from varied disciplines
including: electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and
systems information technology in the UVa Engineering School as well as
nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychiatry, cardiology,
biomechanics, geriatric nursing, and orthopedics in the Medical School.
Wireless Health REU draws on advances in wireless networks, integrated
circuits, sensing, signal processing, communication, data mining, and
databases to address a critical societal challenge: improving the quality and
accessibility of health care while reducing associated costs.

Application Deadline: February 22nd, 2016

Dates: June 5, 2016 – July 29, 2016
Location: University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States who will be undergraduates in Fall 2016
Funding: Participating students receive a stipend and free, on-campus living accommodations, as well as some paid travel expenses

See the attached flyer for more information: Wireless Health Flyer

Program Website: http://www.seas.virginia.edu/admin/diversity/undergrad/WH-REU.php

2016 USC Summer Undergraduate Research Experience: App Deadline Feb. 3rd

The University of Southern California is pleased to announce the  2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

This REU program allows talented students completing their Sophomore or Junior year the opportunity to spend summer break working alongside USC’s world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in engineering and computer science. Participants will gain valuable research experience and receive a stipend for living expenses in Los Angeles. Housing and transportation will also be provided.

Interested students are encouraged to visit our SURE webpage to review available research projects for 2016 and to start an application: http://gapp.usc.edu/sure

Applicants to the Summer Research program should be outstanding undergraduate students in engineering or computer science who are currently of Sophomore or Junior standing and must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canadian citizens.
The deadline to apply for SURE 2016 is February 3, 2016.

Please contact Nelly Sandoval (sandoval.gapp@gmail.com) or Laura Hartman (lhartman@usc.edu)  with any questions you may have.

WRF-IPD Innovation Fellows Program

Calling all post-docs! With a very generous $8 M gift from the Washington Research Foundation (WRF), the Institute for Protein Design (IPD) has launched the WRF-IPD Innovation Fellows Program supporting research partnerships between the IPD and other Seattle-area research institutes or UW departments. They are recruiting exceptionally talented researchers who have just finished their PhD to join expert laboratories at local institutions where they will apply protein design methods to current health, energy, and materials related research problems.

Over the next 5-6 years, there will be a steady state of twelve WRF-IPD Fellows who are supported for 3 years with funding for salary, computation, gene synthesis, protein production and other research costs.  Candidate fellows must identify a Seattle-based research laboratory in their area of interest, and are expected to spend most of their time in these laboratories while at the same time becoming expert at protein design methodology at the IPD.  WRF-IPD Fellows will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement and future promise. Prospective fellows may choose from a list of projects proposed by Seattle area faculty, or propose a new project; in the latter case, the fellow must identify one or more suitable host laboratories.

To apply and find out more about this opportunity, visit http://www.ipd.uw.edu/wrf-ipd-innovation-fellows-program/

Paid Summer Internships at NASA

1. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., leads the world in scientific discovery and understanding. Goddard is the home of innovative Earth science, astrophysics, heliophysics and planetary science. The center’s diverse and talented team is responsible for each breakthrough emerging from Goddard laboratories.  From high school interns to accomplished Nobel Prize winners, each member of the Goddard team plays a vital role in mission success.

Goddard is a science and engineering Center, with enabling technologies like computer science and IT management, to support missions to explore and observe the Earth from space, the study of the sun, exploration of the solar system, and to address big questions such as the origins of life on Earth.

GSFC studies the Earth from space with missions like the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission, or GPM.  GPM is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours, and is scheduled for launch on February 27th.

GSFC studies the Universe and is now building the James Webb Space Telescope.  Scheduled for launch in 2018, the JWST is a large space observatory that will operate in an orbit some 1 million miles from Earth to find the first galaxies that formed in the early universe.

To learn more about available summer internships, visit: http://intern.nasa.gov

2. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA offers internships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. Students are engaged in research projects under the guidance of JPL scientists and engineers, and experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity. Their goal is to further students’ pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Research projects are offered in areas such as computer science, robotics, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, astrophysics, electrical engineering, as well as planetary, geological and biological sciences. In August 2013, JPL was named one of “The 10 Most Awesome College Labs of 2013” by Popular Science.

To learn more about the research conducted at JPL or to contact them, please visit: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/,

Research Opportunity: Modern PDF annotation software for Windows 8

Con­tact Name: Setthivoine You

Con­tact Email: syou[at]aa.washington.edu

Depart­ment: Aeronautics & Astronautics


The project involves developing an application for the modern Windows 8 interface. The application is designed to interact with pdf files in the same intuitive way we interact with paper: annotate, sign, etc. For good ergonomics, artistic and design experience is also a plus.


Programming experience in modern Windows 8 environment, and experience with PDF protocols. Artistic and design experience.

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LearnLab Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh have an exciting opportunity summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) available for undergraduates. This REU program is sponsored by LearnLab, a Science of Learning Center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). We encourage applications from students who would like to conduct research in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies. 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 supports LearnLab’s commitment to training a diverse set of science, technology, education, and psychology leaders.

Program Dates: Students will begin their research experience on Sunday, June 1, 2014 with a welcoming reception and information session.  The REU program will end on Friday July 25, 2014 with a poster session in the afternoon.

Application Deadline: Deadline for applications is February 17, 2014. Students will be informed of our decision by March 3, 2014.

Minimum Requirements: Students should have a minimum of 3.5 GPA out of 4.0 although we will consider students who show by other measures that they are exceptional and who have GPAs over 3.2. Class standing and grades in specific subjects that are close to the field of research will also be considered, as are recommendations.  Students must also be United States citizens or have a current F1 visa.

Learn more at: http://www.learnlab.org/opportunities/LearnLab_Summer_REU.php

Research Opportunity: Using Music to Influence Movements in Exercise Games

Con­tact Name: Kyle Rector

Con­tact Email: rectorky[at]cs.washington.edu

Depart­ment: Human-Centered Design & Engineering


We are looking for an undergraduate student to assist in a research project studying the use of musical feedback in eyes-free exercise video games, using a tool such as the Microsoft Kinect. The research team would include the contact person, Kyle Rector (http://kyle-rector.com) and Professor Julie Kientz (http://juliekientz.com). The student should be willing to learn and may participate in different research activities including: reading research papers, conducting research studies, or analyzing data from studies.

A recent project, Eyes-Free Yoga, is motivation for this research project (http://dub.washington.edu/projects/eyes-free-yoga).

The potential benefits for the student include gaining research experience in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and the ability to collaborate with researchers. We expect the student to have a commitment of up to 10 hours per week.


We would like for the student to have taken an introductory course in HCI, have HCI research experience, or have an interest in conducting research in HCI.

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Research Opportunity: Algebraic graph theory

Con­tact Name: Andrew Berget

Con­tact Email: aberget[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Mathematics


The student would learn the relevant background in algebra and graph theory, in particular the matrix-tree theorem and the fundamental theorem of finitely generated abelian groups. With this knowledge, we would embark on studying the critical group of a graph. This would involve extensive computer exploration of these groups using the computer algebra system Macaulay2.


4xx level abstract algebra or real analysis or combinatorics in the UW Department of Math, or equivalent coursework at another institution.

The student should supply the name of a mathematics professor who can recommend them.

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