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  • UCI Graduate Program Visit Day

    Graduate Opportunities at UCI (GO-UCI) Visit Day

    Preview Graduate Programs in Engineering & Information and Computer Sciences

    November 16-17, 2017 University of California

    Irvine GO-UCI Benefits:

    Exposure to graduate programs and campus life. Learn about cutting-edge research and funding opportunities. Tour UCI campus and laboratories facilities. Network with UCI faculty, staff, and graduate students.Learn how to become a competitive graduate school applicants. Application fee waiver to apply to one ICS or Engineering doctoral program. Free program, including meals.Travel awards available for applicants outside of Southern CA.

    Application Requirements: 

    Must be a junior, senior, or have a bachelor's degree. Minimum GPA of 3.0. Genuine interest in research and earning a Ph.D. Completed online application form. One faculty recommendation within or related to your field. Official or unofficial academic transcript. Resume or curriculum vitae.

    Apply online: http://sites.uci.edu/gouci

    Priority Deadline: October 15th 11:59PM PST 

    Final Deadline: November 1st

  • Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP @ UI)

    Now in its third year of collaboration, the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) and the Graduate College offer the opportunity for first and second-year undergraduate students (including transfer students) to assist advanced graduate students (those who have completed all coursework requirements and are in the dissertation research stage) with their research projects. Through a one-on-one research experience with their graduate student mentor, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to learn what it means to do research, create knowledge, and produce scholarship. Undergraduate students will begin work with their mentors in Spring 2018.

    Undergraduate researchers will be given course credit (3 credit hours). Undergraduate students will attend regular weekly class meetings with OUR and Grad College instructors, as well as work one-on-one with their graduate mentors. Students will also complete a final project, consisting of a research poster, to be presented during “Undergraduate Research Week” sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR).

    If you have any questions about the application process, the office will be holding informational meetings on Friday October 13 and Wednesday October 18, from 3-3:50pm in Bevier Hall Room 166. Get tips on creating a good statement of interest, why you should participate, and get your questions answered.

    For more information and to apply, please see the post on website: https://uofi.illinois.edu/blog/view/6204/560664 Deadline for applications is Monday, October 30.

    Questions may be addressed to: ugresearch@illinois.edu. Please put “URAP” in the subject line.

  • Undergraduate Research Resource Fair

    SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

    DROP BY ANYTIME between 4:00 – 6:00 PM

    Illini Union Rooms ABC

    LEARN about engineering research

    EXPLORE research opportunities

    NETWORK with researchers

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Bahl Group #2

    Project Description: Our group is exploring techniques by which the flow of sound waves can be manipulated in arrayed structures – to produce topological and nonreciprocal phenomena. We are currently looking for an undergraduate researcher to work closely with a postdoctoral researcher on the design, manufacture, and testing of magnetic oscillators related to this project.

    Read our article related to this project: http://engineering.illinois.edu/news/article/18835

    Successful candidate starts this summer 2017!

    Requirements

    - Ability to dedicate >15 hours per week in the summer
    - Background in mechanics/dynamics
    - Background in basic electrostatics and magnetostatics (level of Physics 212)
    - Experience with in CAD software (e.g. Solidworks)Preferably (not essential), with experience with operational amplifiers circuits
    - Preferably (not essential), with background in signal processing (transforms, filtering, coding)
    - Preferably (not essential), with basic experience with circuits and soldering
    - Preferably (not essential), interested in pursuing research through 2017-2018 school year

    Submit the following to apply

    - Curriculum vitae
    - Unofficial transcript

    Please contact

    Dr. Inbar Grinberg (Postdoctoral Researcher, Mechanical Science and Engineering)
    Email: inbar28@illinois.edu

    Official website: http://bahl.mechse.illinois.edu/

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Bahl Group #3

    Project Description: We are pursuing experimental research on microwave isolators and circulators for signal routing in spatiotemporally varying circuits. We are currently looking for an undergraduate researcher to support this effort.

    Successful candidate starts this summer 2017!

    Requirements

    - Ability to dedicate >15 hours per week in the summer
    - Has taken Electromagnetics course (ECE 329 or equivalent) and familiar with wave propagation and transmission lines
    - Preferably (not essential), with experience with microwave circuit design and analysis and with circuit simulation software (ADS, HFSS)
    - Preferably (not essential), with background in signal processing (transforms, filtering, coding)
    - Preferably (not essential), interested in pursuing research through 2017-2018 school year

    Submit the following to apply

    - Curriculum vitae
    - Unofficial transcript

    Please contact

    Christopher Peterson (Graduate Student, Mechanical Science and Engineering)
    Email: cwpeter2@illinois.edu

    Official website: http://bahl.mechse.illinois.edu/

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Bahl Group #1

    Project Description: Our group is currently developing extremely high-throughput biosensors using opto-mechanical resonators. An undergraduate researcher is needed to help fabricate microresonators, to develop flow control apparatus, and perform Comsol simulations in relation to this project.

    Our recent papers on the topic can be found here: http://bahl.mechse.illinois.edu/research.html#OMFR

    Successful candidate starts this summer 2017!

    Requirements

    - Ability to dedicate >20 hours per week in the summer
    - Has basic coursework on fluid mechanics
    - Preferably (not essential) with prior experience with CAD software (e.g. Solidworks) and finite element simulation (e.g. Comsol)
    - Preferably (not essential), with experience with implementing control systems
    - Preferably (not essential), with background in signal processing (transforms, filtering, coding)
    - Preferably, interested in pursuing research through the 2017-18 school year

    Submit the following to apply

    - Curriculum vitae
    - Unofficial transcript

    Please contact

    Jeewon Suh (Graduate Student, Mechanical Science and Engineering)
    Email: jsuh15@illinois.edu

    Official website: http://bahl.mechse.illinois.edu/

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Airconditioning and Refrigeration Center

    Project Description: Project involves heat transfer and fluid dynamics study of refrigerants (like R32, R1234zeE) in microchannel tubes (tube with a hydraulic diameter at a scale of 1mm) by experiments and theoretical analysis. We are looking for students who are eager to enter a top graduate school or want to have research experiences. In particular, students who want to do modeling in fluid dynamics and heat transfer. Students will start with reading papers and will eventually analyze data. After analyzing the data, the student should be able to use the knowledge in fluid or heat transfer courses to build a model. Students are expected to summarize information for a conference paper-level report. The time scale and result depend on the student's input.

    Requirements

    - Mechanical Engineering or Theoretical and Applied Mechanics student
    - Have taken an undergraduate level fluid dynamics course or an undergraduate level heat transfer course
    - Preferably with Matlab and Excel experience
    - Preferably knows Buckingham Pi Theorem
    - Preferably knows mass, momentum, and energy balance of a control volume in fluid dynamics and heat transfer

    Submit the following to apply

    - Resume
    - Unofficial transcript

    Interested applicants, please contact

    Houpe Li (Graduate Student, Mechanical Science and Engineering)
    Email: hli84@illinois.edu

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Prof. Salif's Lab

    Project Description: Project involves putting together a device for stiffness measurement of soft material, and assisting in biomechanics research including data analysis.

    Requirements

    - Can commit to research for at least 10 hours per week
    - Have a passion for science and/or technology
    - Preferably with programming experience
    - Preferably with background in biology
    - Preferably with device design experience

    Submit the following to apply

    - Resume
    - A list of date/time available to meet for 0.5-1 hour

    Interested applicants, please contact

    Anthony Fan (Graduate Student, Mechanical Science and Engineering)
    Email: yungfan2@illinois.edu

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Information and Intelligence Group

    Project Description: MUS-ROVER is a novel research project on music intelligence. It is also the name of the first automatic music theorist that analyzes music from scratch, upon which we further build applications including personalized music education, music style identification and mixing, automatic composition, etc.

    A detailed introduction, as well as system demos, can be found on its official website: https://mus-rover.csl.illinois.edu.

    SUMMER OPENINGS: We are looking for students who are interested in this project to help us with -

    1) Developing the MUS-ROVER web application of a personalized music education system (music web designer and developer)
    2) Formatting and processing music data (music data scientists)
    3) Potentially some other small projects as well

    Requirements

    - Being able to work this summer
    - Proficient in scientific computing (using Python) or web design/programming
    - Proficient in reading music notations in sheet music and/or music theory and/or music composition
    - Good at self-learning software/data formats, such as finale, MIDI/MusicXML, etc.

    Submit the following to apply

    Resume (submit through the recruiting page in the project's official website)

    Go to https://mus-rover.csl.illinois.edu/#/team and scroll down to the bottom to fill in the application form.

    Interviews will be scheduled with applicants who meet the requirements.

    Please contact

    Haizi Yu (Graduate Student, Computer Science)
    Email: mus.rover.2014@gmail.com

    Official website: https://mus-rover.csl.illinois.edu

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Information and Intelligence Group

    Project Description: MUS-ROVER is a novel research project on music intelligence. It is also the name of the first automatic music theorist that analyzes music from scratch, upon which we further build applications including personalized music education, music style identification and mixing, automatic composition, etc.

    A detailed introduction, as well as system demos, can be found on its official website: https://mus-rover.csl.illinois.edu.

    SUMMER OPENINGS: We are looking for students who are interested in this project to help us with -

    1) Developing the MUS-ROVER web application of a personalized music education system (music web designer and developer)
    2) Formatting and processing music data (music data scientists)
    3) Potentially some other small projects as well

    Requirements

    - Being able to work this summer
    - Proficient in scientific computing (using Python) or web design/programming
    - Proficient in reading music notations in sheet music and/or music theory and/or music composition
    - Good at self-learning software/data formats, such as finale, MIDI/MusicXML, etc.

    Submit the following to apply

    - Resume (submit through the recruiting page in the project's official website)

    Go to https://mus-rover.csl.illinois.edu/#/team and scroll down to the bottom to fill in the application form.

    Interviews will be scheduled with applicants who meet the requirements.

    Please contact

    Haizi Yu (Graduate Student, Computer Science)
    Email: mus.rover.2014@gmail.com

    Official website: https://mus-rover.csl.illinois.edu

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Chemistry, Prof. Grubele's Lab

    Project Description: Polyaniline-based membranes: development, characterization and applications

    Doped polyaniline is probably the most popular electroconductive and redox active polymer. We have studied physicochemical properties of polyaniline membranes, and have demonstrated that it is possible to conduct transmembrane redox reactions between two aqueous solutions. Donor and acceptor of electrons are separated, they are not mixed, but still react, even at neutral pH. It means that the products do not have to be separated and purified after reaction.

    In addition, transport of electrons leads to the transmembrane voltage, which may be used in electrochemical redox sensors for biomedical, environmental and food applications. Paper covered with polyaniline becomes electroconductive, and may be used in bendable batteries. There are many other possible applications.

    This project is an excellent opportunity in gaining experience working with this new and interesting material. You will work in the Chemistry Department, in a lab of Professor Martin Gruebele under direct supervision of an experienced PhD, and will use a broad set of modern physicochemical methods, including spectroscopy and electrochemistry.

    Requirements

    - Knowledge of general and physical chemistry
    - Introductory level lab experience

    Interested applicants, please contact

    Dr. Nikolai Kocherginsky (Researcher, Department of Chemistry)
    Email: kocherg2@illinois.edu 

  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates at UC Irvine

    Cultivating the IoT-Enabled Smart Community (IoT-SITY)
    June 25 - August 18, 2017
    Application Deadline: Monday, May 1st at 11:59 PM PST 

    APPLY ONLINE: http://sites.uci.edu/iotisty 

    PROGRAM BENEFITS

    - 8-weeks of research experience
    - Hands-on research guided by faculty, mentors,  and graduate students
    - Guest speakers, lab tours, and field trips
    - $4,000 stipend plus room and board
    - Travel allowance (up to $600)

    INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) RESEARCH DOMAINS

    - Computer Architecture and Design
    - Cyber-physical Systems
    - Embedded Systems
    - Human Computer Interaction
    - Transportation Systems
    - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    - Hydrologic System Modeling
    - Multimedia Computing Networks and Distributed Systems
    - Intelligent Structure

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Leckband Group

    Project Description: Build and incorporate a Labview interface for the operation of an instrument, the Surface Force Apparatus. The interface must operate the components (camera, motors etc), provide relevant readings, and process/analyze data in real time. Side work will include assisting in operating the intrument for conducting experiments when necessary. Main focus however will be on building and finetuning the interface.

    Requirements

    Must have Lab
    View knowledge and experience
    Have taken and passed general chemistry courses
    Proficient in MatLab (preferred)
    General programming knowledge (preferred)
    Experience with hardware communication and interfacing (preferred)

    Submit the following to apply

    - Resume - include relevant courses taken and corresponding grades AND expected graduation date
    - Undergraduate Research Statement (less than 2 pages; double-spaced)
    - Include prior research experiences, how long you plan on working on this project, future summer plans
    - Address the following
    -- Why do you wish to conduct undergraduate research?
    -- What are you hoping to get out of undergraduate research?
    -- Ideally, what do you want to do after graduation? (e.g., grad school, industry, professional school)

    Please contact

    Jason Madinya (Graduate Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)
    Email: madinya2@illinois.edu
    Leckband Group

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Selvin Group

    Project Description: Single molecule study of Kinesin and Dynein motors in vivo and in vitro. We will use fluorescence microscopy and cell biology techniques for studying the behavior of molecular motors of the cell. You will learn about the biology of molecular motors, optical microscopy and single molecule studies.

    Requirements

    - Strong interest in biophysics research
    - Desire to learn new things
    - Must be willing to work hard
    - Physics, biophysics, bioengineering, or chemical and biomolecular engineering majors (preferred)
    - Have taken Physics 475 and Physics 598 BP (preferred)
    - With previous biology/biophysics experience (preferred)

    Submit the following to apply

    - Curriculum vitae
    - Unofficial transcript

    Please contact

    Saurabh Shukla (Graduate Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Biophysics)
    Email: sshukla4@illinois.edu

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities at ARI

    The Materials and Manufacturing Group at ARI is seeking up to two undergraduate researchers for this summer. The researchers would work with Dr. Dan Krogstad on a new Air Force funded research project. The positions would be for 40 hours a week for the summer. It is possible that the positions could extend into the school year at ~10 hours per week.

    The project involves developing materials and methods to produce 3D printed, ordered nanocomposites. Current self-assembled materials are limited because the ordering typically extends to a maximum of a few microns. To make macroscale ordered nanomaterials, other processing methods are needed. We are using direct ink writing to deposit micron sized beads of materials into macroscale structures. The first position will work to explore the variable space in the development of these new materials. The second position will focus on optimizing the direct ink writing process for these materials.

    Position 1: Materials Development

    Duties and Responsibilities

    - Prepare new nanocomposite materials to determine the effects of variables on the materials structure and properties
    - Perform polymers characterization on the developed materials including rheological testing of resins, mechanical tensile testing, DSC, SEM, DLS, and/or SAXS
    - Effectively work in a team environment to solve research challenges

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Undergraduate student in materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, bioengineering or related engineering disciplines
    - Basic understanding of polymer chemistry and materials properties
    - Experimental research experience in polymers synthesis and/or characterization/testing
    - Experience with polymers characterization equipment such as DMA, rheometer, DSC, SEM, DLS, and/or SAXS

    Position 2: Direct Ink Writing Optimization

    Duties and Responsibilities

    - Determine the capabilities and limitations of the direct ink printer with respect to a range of ink properties
    - Perform polymers characterization on the polymer inks and the printed materials including rheological testing of the resins, mechanical tensile testing of printed samples
    - Effectively work in a team environment to solve research challenges

    Preferred Qualifications

    - Undergraduate student in materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, or related engineering disciplines
    - Background using CAD programs such as AutoDesk Fusion 360
    - Experimental research experience in polymer 3D printingExperience with polymer characterization equipment such as DMA, rheometer, and DSC

    To apply for these positions, email your curriculum vitae (CV) to Dr. Dan Krogstad at dkrogsta@illinois.edu.

    Please visit the Illinois ARI Website for more information.

  • REU at UCONN for Students with ADHD

    This REU Site is funded by The National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Engineering Education and Centers, offering research opportunities in the security of crucial infrastructures to undergraduates with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD).  Studies suggest that students with ADHD are more creative and more willing to take risks. Those traits are exactly what the field of engineering needs. Therefore, these students may offer the potential to present revolutionizing solutions to complex problems dealing with cyber and physical security of critical infrastructure. 

    The program combines a ten-week traditional summer REU research experience with close mentorship, specially designed seminars, brainstorming sessions, and workshops designed to address the strengths and needs of participants.  Students will participate in their own original research projects in the morning and in the afternoon there will be laboratory rotations to provide a multidisciplinary research experience.  Participants will have the opportunity to present their creative ideas relating their experiences from different research areas.

    Eligibility

    - Students diagnosed with or showing signs of ADHD who are traditionally underrepresented and underserved in engineering programs
    - Must be US citizens or permanent residents enrolled as engineering majors
    - Must have completed their sophomore or junior year by June 1, 2017
    - Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 (out of 4.0)

    Applicants must provide a document from the doctor or complete a self-assessment for proof of eligibility upon acceptance. Project investigators will do diligence to protect the privacy of each participant.

    The registration website will be launched on the high security server of the UConn School of Engineering.  However, it should be noted that, if you are selected to participate in the program, lab directors and possible the graduate students who will be in the program will be aware of the eligibility requirement for this REU Site. If you have any questions regarding your privacy you may contact the Principle Investigator Arash E. Zaghi at zaghi@engr.uconn.edu or (860) 486-2468.

    Apply Online Now!

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 17, 2017

  • Mentoring Undergraduates in Science and Engineering (MUSE)

    Are you looking for a mentor?

    The Mentoring Undergraduates in Science and Engineering (MUSE) program is designed to foster mentoring relationships. The program aims to network undergradaute students with graduate students and to facilitate mentor-mentee relationships based on a common research interest. Participants define their own goals and the direction of the mentoring relationship.

    - Learn about graduate school and the application process
    - Learn about research and what it involves
    - Find opportunities to be involved in research projects
    - Seek advise on particular research projects
    - Shadow your mentor to learn about graduate school life

    Eligibility

    - Must be a University of illinois student
    - Must be enrolled in the College of Engineering

    To apply to participate in MUSE, please complete the information sheet on this MUSE webpage.

    Please visit the MUSE Website for more information.

  • Undergraduate Research Certificate Program

    Are you devoting a significant portion of your time to research?

    The campus-wide Illinois Office of Undergradaute Research(OUR) sponsors the Undergraduate Research Certificate program. Undergradaute students whose academic experience is centered on research are encouraged to apply to receive a Certificate in Undergraduate Research.

    Students must be currently enrolled at the University of Illinois to be eligible for the program. Those interested to participate in the certificate program should inquire prior to their senior year.

    To register for the certificate, students must complete the online application form and submit the appropriate documentation.

    For information about the certificate requirements, please visit the Undergraduate Research Certificate Program website or contact the OUR at ugresearch@illinois.edu.

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Distributed Autonomous Systems

    Project Description: Research involves DQN (Deep Q-Network), deep learning, artificial intelligence for computer games, agent playing against human

    Requirements

    - Major in computer science or computer engineering (preferred)
    - Interest in developing web application, machine learning, and autonomous agents

    Submit the following to apply

    - Resume
    - Motivation letter
    - List of projects completed

    Please contact

    Denis Osipychev (Graduate Student, Agricultural and Biological Engineering)
    Email: deniso2@illinois.eduDASLAB

  • 2017 Syracuse University LSAMP Summer Research Program

    The Syracuse University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Program is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate scholars with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest. Student scholars have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week period under the direction of a faculty research mentor at Syracuse University.
    Through this program, scholars will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SU LSAMP research program was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented groups in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

    What are the benefits?
    - $3400 research stipend
    - Round-trip travel stipend of up to $150*
    - Free double occupancy room on the SU campus
    - State-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computers, etc. Meals provided during group events

    *For students living outside of the Syracuse area

    Who is eligible?
    - Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and African American, Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander.
    - Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.80 or better
    - Have completed at least two semesters of college
    - Participants may NOT take courses during the summer program

    Research Areas
    Students may apply for research opportunities in any of the following NSF-classified STEM disciplines: Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geosciences, Life/Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics/Astronomy 

    Application Deadline: February 17, 2017

    Notification of acceptance will be March 31st

    MAIL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO

    Danielle Lemon
    dclemon@syr.edu
    Syracuse University LSAMP
    404 Sims Hall
    Syracuse, NY 13244

     

  • Georgia Tech Recruiting for SURE/Science Program

    SURE is a 10-week residential summer research program offered at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. The program focuses on rising juniors and seniors who are interested in attending graduate school in a STEM field. Students from under-represented minority groups and women are highly encouraged to apply.

    Housing, meals, and travel expenses are provided, plus a $5,000 stipend Advisement and mentoring by Georgia Tech graduate students and faculty An opportunity to find out more about research and life at Georgia Tech!

    Applications Open: November 15, 2016

    Deadline for applications: March 1, 2017

    For more information, contact us at sure@ece.gatech.edu Or visit sure.gatech.edu

     

  • Interdisciplinary Water Science and Engineering NSF REU

    Application Deadline March 17, 2017 (5:00 PM, EST)

    Applications are invited from qualified and motivated undergraduate students (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) from all U.S. colleges/universities to participate in a 10-week (May 21-July 28, 2017) summer research in interdisciplinary water science and engineering at Virginia Tech. U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible to apply. The research program is funded through the National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program. The 10-week internship will begin on May 21, 2017 (arrival day) at Virginia Tech and end on July 29, 2017 (departure day). The research internship includes a stipend of $500/week, housing (two persons per room), meals, and travel expenses*. We have already graduated 85 excellent undergraduate researchers, representing 55+ institutions in the United States from our prior sites during 2007-09, 2010- 2013 and 2014-16.

    Ten students will be recruited for this program and two of them will travel to India for research. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) is the host institution in India. Additional details can be found on the website. Application materials, details of Research Mentors along with summer 2017 research projects and other program activities can be found here: http://www.lewas.centers.vt.edu/index.php/lewas-nsf-reu/nsf-reu-online-application-2017

    We request applicants to upload their applications along with other required documents by the deadline (application review will begin on March 13, 2017, applications may continue to be submitted until March 17, 2017, 5:00 pm, EST) using the online form found at the link above. Successful applicants will be informed beginning March 22, 2017.

    Please contact either Dr. Vinod K Lohani (phone: (540) 231-0019; FAX: (540) 231-0970; E-mail: vlohani@vt.edu) or Jennifer Cacciola (phone: (540) 231-5244; E-mail: jcacciola@vt.edu) for questions.

  • Summer Research Experience at National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

    Incubating a New Community of Leaders Using Software, Inclusion, Innovation, Interdisciplinary and OpeN-Science (INCLUSION) is seeking students to apply for 10-week paid summer software-in-research training program. Successful applicants will work full-time on one of socially-impactful INCLUSION research projects that develop and use open source software.

    Applications must be submitted by March 13, 2017 for full consideration.

    REU-INCLUSION program information and online application form are available on the REU-INCLUSION website at: http://reu.ncsa.illinois.edu.

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Ewoldt Research Group

    Project Description: The primary project will be on bio-mechanical testing of microorganisms. Student will be responsible for maintaining the organisms, assisting with experimentation and analysis.

    Requirements
    - Students who have taken fundamental courses in mechanics (solid/fluid) preferred.
    - Expected to spend at least 6 hours weekly on research (flexible, depending on student's schedule)
    - Most experiments can only be performed in the evening (time can be mutually decided later on), student should be open to that

    Submit the following to apply
    Curriculum vitae including list of courses taken

    Please contact
    Gaurav Chaudhary (Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering)
    Email: gchaudh2@illinois.edu
    The Ewoldt Research Group

  • Undergrad Research Lab Safety Course

    Are you getting ready to do research?

    Here is a class for you to learn about the variety of hazards that you may encounter in a research lab environment. This is an opportunity for you, as an undergrad, to have a basic understanding of lab safety. It is offered int he first 8 weeks and the seoncd 8 weeks of each semester.

    ENG 198 FAS: UNDERGRAD RESEARCH LAB SAFETY
    March 13 - May 3, 2017(CRN 64748)

    Course Requirements

    - Homework (online training, videos, and readings)
    - Quizzes
    - Attendance

    Visit the ADD-DROP PORTAL now for instructions on how to add this class to your schedule for the 2nd 8 weeks of spring 2017!

  • Spring 2017 Conference Travel Grant Competition

    Need funding to present your work at a conference?

    The campus-wide Illinois Office of Undergraduate  Research (OUR) provides awards up to $350 for undergraduate students to travel to professional conferences to present their research posters and/or papers. These awards are meant for students who will present their work.

    Competition Deadlines

    Spring 2017
    Applications due: March 6 at 11:59PM

    Fall 2017
    Application period: September 6 - October 16, 2017

    Eligibiilty

    - Students must be in good academic standing during the term the award is received
    - Students graduating in December can apply for and may receive an ward for travel during the following spring semester
    - Students may only receive one Conference Travel Grant Award per academic year
    - Students must include in the application: conference dates and location, evidence that conference participation has been confirmed, itemized estimated expenses (or actual expenses for recently completed travel), and possible (or actual) support from mentors and departments

    Online Application: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/6643104

    For more information please visit: OUR Conference Travel Grant Competition

  • Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS) REU

    The Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems is currently accepting applications for a 10-week undergrad research experience at a POETS facility for summer 2017!

    Participating institutions are: Howard University, Stanford University, University of Arkansas, and University of Illinois.

    Eligibility

    - Undergrads majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) disciplines
    - Students with an average GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher
    - US citizenship or permanent residency required

    - Students from underrepresented minority groups, women, or veterans are strongly encouraged to apply

    For more details about the application requirements, please visit: https://poets-erc.org/education/reu/

    Application deadline: March 1, 2017
    Contact Joe Muskin (jmuskin@illinois.edu) for inquiries.

  • NSF Center for Manufacturing Research REU at TTU

    Tennessee Tech University's (TTU) Center for Manufacturing Research will host two (2) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs this summer 2017:

    1) Manufacturing and Techno-Entrepreneurship REU

    Eligibility

    - US citizen or permanent resident
    - Engineering, Computer Science or Engineering Technology major with a 3.25 or higher GPA
    - Sophomore, junior, or senior
    - Must graduate after September 2017

    2) Secure and Privacy-Preserving Cyber Physical Systems REU

    Eligibility

    - US citizen or permanent resident
    - Electrical engineering, computer/software engineering, computer science, or any other related disciplines with a 3.25 or higher GPA
    - Sophomore, junior, or senior
    - Must graduate after September 2017

    Program Dates: June 5 - August 11, 2017

    Application Deadline: March 10, 2017
    Submit application materials electronically to Michelle Davis at mdavis@tntech.edu

  • Undergraduate Research Assistants Needed: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center

    Project Description: Experimental investigation of an air-cooled condenser for power plants.  Lab is off-campus.  Tasks will include making basic modifications to the system, adjusting and measuring air velocities, and collecting data. The project is mostly related to heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Most of the work involves physical work in the lab and running the system.

    Requirements
    - Interest in heat transfer and fluid mechanics

    Submit the following to apply
    - Resume

    Please contact

    William Davies (Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering)
    Email: daviesi2@illinois.edu
    Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center (ACRC)

  • Search for Summer Research Opportunities

    If you are looking for undergraduate research experiences for the summer, here are links to information on various opportunities!

    Institute for Broadening Participation's Pathways to Science

    Search federally-sponsored opportunities
    STEMUndergrads.science.gov

    Search for an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site

  • Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems REU

    The National Science Foundation Center on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is accepting applications for summer 2017!

    Partner institutions: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Eligibility

    - US citizenship or permanent residency
    - Must be currently enrolled in a science or engineering undergraduate program
    - Students from underrepresented minority groups, women, and individuals with disbilities are strongly encouraged to apply

    For more information about the REU, please visit: https://ebics.net/diversity-outreach/about-reu-program

    Application Deadline: February 17, 2017, 11:59PM EST

  • Campus-Wide Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Submissions are due on February 1, 2017!

    The campus-wide Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) which will be on April 27, 2017. You may submit an abstract or title that has not been finalized.

    Online submission at: http://go.illinois.edu/urs2017

    Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017, Wednesday, 11:59 PM

  • Image of Research - Undergraduate Edition

    The Image of Research – UR Edition is now open!

    The Image of Research is a multidisciplinary competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of undergraduate student research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All undergraduate students are invited to submit entries consisting of an image and brief text that articulates how the image relates to the research. Entries will be judged by a multidisciplinary panel for:

    Connection between image, text, and research
    OriginalityVisual Impact

    For competition details, please visit: https://publish.illinois.edu/imageofresearch-undergrad/competition-details/

    All images submitted will be included in IDEALS, hosted and archived by the University Library for long-term preservation. All entries will be on display at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in April.

    Submission Deadline: March 1, 2017

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Laboratory of Optical Physics and Engineering

    Project Description: Project involves assembling a high power pulse excimer laser and conducting spectroscopy experiment with the excimer laser (at least two (2) assistants will be needed).

    Requirements

    Must have taken ECE 455: Optical Electronics
    ECE or physics major preferred
    Experience with laser preferred
    Laser safety certificate is required before starting with research (Successful applicants will be given guidance to obtain the certificate)

    Submit the following to apply

    Resume
    Personal statement, including background in optical physics and engienering, and interest in this project

    Please contact

    Wenting Chen (Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    Email: wchen84@illinois.edu
    Laboratory of Optical Physics and Engineering

  • NSF REU on the Internet of Things at UCF

    The Computer Science Department at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) will hold a 10-week 2017 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) on the Internet of Things. REU students will be trained in research-based theory and applications of the technologies used in this fast-moving interdisciplinary field. The REU students will join well-established research groups under the close supervision of faculty with expertise in security, privacy, data analytics, healthcare simulations, and social computing.

    REU Program Dates: May 22 - July 28, 2017

    Eligibility

    Sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduates
    Majors: computer science, computer, electrical, mechanical engineering and information technology
    Must be US citizens or permanent residents
    Minimum overall GPA of 2.7

    Program Benefits

    $5000 stipend
    $600 travel allowance
    On-campus housing
    Meal allowance

    Online application: http://iotreu.cs.ucf.edu/

    Application deadline: March 1, 2017

    For inquiries, please contact: Dr. Damla Turgut at turgut@cs.ucf.edu or Dr. Yier Jin at yier.jin@eecs.ucf.edu

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Motion Strategy and Virtual Reality Laboratory

    Project Description: There are two possible projects - (i) designing and implementing robotic swarms with high-level specifications on their dynamics. The focus is on quantifying the sensing/actuation/computational requirements needed to generate different swarm dynamics. (ii) developing high-level, verifiable specification languages for the design and control of robotic systems, eventually contributing to ROS (Robot Operating System).

    The focus of both projects is on simple mobile robots for personal/household use.

    Applicants should review these publications to get a sense of related research: http://msl.cs.illinois.edu/~lavalle/papers.html

    Requirements

    Interest in robotics, math, and/or programming languages
    CS, Physics, ECE, ME, Math, and any other engineering or design-based major
    Experience in robotic hardware or electronics preferred
    Interest in non-traditional programming languages such as functional or algebraic languages preferred
    Experience with relevant math (e.g., logic, algebra, graph theory, topology, or statistical mechanics) preferred

    Please contact

    Alexandra Niles (Graduate Student, Computer Science)
    Email: nilles2@illinois.edu
    Motion Strategy and Virtual Reality Laboratory

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed: Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Project Description: 

    The research project aims to determine which farm field management techniques are best at mitigating agricultural nitrogen losses associated with fertilization. To accomplish this, we collect and analyze air, water, and soil samples from fields utilizing different field management (fertilization rates, tillage, and cover cropping).

    Requirements

    The student should be interested and capable of spending time in the field. Field duties will include carrying equipment; installing sampling systems; collecting air, water, and soil samples; and maintaining detailed field notes. The student will need to have at least one morning each week available to dedicate to field work.

    *Preference for students within Civil and Environmental Engineering and/or those considering graduate school

    Submit the following to apply

    Semester schedule
    Resume/CV
    Brief statement of reason(s) they are interested in this project

    Please contact

    Mary Foltz (Graduate Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    Email: mfoltz2@illinois.edu

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

    Application Deadline:  Friday, February 17, 2017

    NASA’s Illinois Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) announces that its 15th Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) will take place this summer. UROP is a program designed to cultivate and support research partnerships between University of Illinois College of Engineering undergraduates and faculty members. All projects focus on NASA-related science and engineering research. We would like to invite highly-motivated sophomores, juniors and seniors as well May 2017 graduates to apply to participate in UROP.   

    Eligibility criteria:

    US citizens (no exceptions)
    GPA of 3.0 or higher

    For more information and to apply, go to http://isgc.aerospace.illinois.edu/urop/   If you have questions, contact Diane Jeffers, dejeffer@illinois.edu.

  • 2017 Summer Internship at UCSD/Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Marine Physical Laboratory

    Applications will only be considered when submitted via https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl/mpl-summer-internship-program.

    Organization: UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Physical Laboratory

    Call for Summer Interns

    Are you considering applying to grad school and interested in oceanography as a career path?  Contemplating a career in scientific research and development?

    The Marine Physical Laboratory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is currently seeking inquisitive, motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science to apply for the 2017 MPL Summer Internship Program. Undergraduate college students majoring in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Geology are encouraged to apply. This ten-week internship will offer qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world and learn about marine science and technology while earning a modest salary.

    UCSD is an equal opportunity employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. 

    Qualifications

    Currently enrolled as 1st, 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate - and not in your senior year - at a college or university with a major applicable to research done at MPL

    * A U.S. citizen or permanent resident 

    * Considering a career in scientific research* Available to start at MPL in La Jolla, California, between June 1, 2017, and the first week in July

    * Available to work the duration of the internship, ten consecutive weeks from the start date, for 40 hours per week at a salary of $14/hr

    * Not a former MPL summer intern

    * OK with working a short distance from some of Southern California's best beaches and surf 

    HOW TO APPLY

    Visit https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl/mpl-summer-internship-program to complete the application online* Applications will be accepted online through 4 p.m. Pacific time on February 17, 2017* Decisions emailed to applicants by the end of April 2017

    CONTACT

    mpl-internship@ucsd.edu

  • Summer Research Opportunities in Computing (SROC)

    Indiana University-Summer Research Opportunities in Computing (IU-SROC) is a 10-week summer research program focused on the fields of computer science, bioinformatics, human-centered computing, computer vision, health informatics, security, cloud computing, interactive intelligent systems, text mining, and high performance computing.

    The 2017 IU-SROC will be from May 19 to July 28, 2017. Successful applicants will receive $5000 stipend, plus housing and a meal plan. Students will be working in the lab with a faculty and PhD student mentor and will participate in professional development and social activities.

    Visit the IU-SROC website for more information on how to apply.

    Application Deadline: February 17, 2017

  • Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Computing Research

    DREU is a highly selective program that matches students with a faculty mentor for a summer research experience at the faculty mentor's home institution. It is supported by the National Science Foundation.

    Eligibility

    Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the US or its territoriesInterest in computing fieldInternational students may apply, however most of the program funds are restricted to US citizens and permanent residentsPriority wiill be given to students who have completed 2 to 3 years in a CS or CE major

    Women, minorities, and students from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

    DREU Student Application is NOW open!

    Application Deadline: February 15, 2017

  • Undergraduate Research Resource Fair

    The College of Engineering Office of Research, Undergraduate Programs Office, and the Engineering Council Deans Student Advisory Committee sponsor the Undergraduate Research Resource Fair at least once a year, typically early in the semester. This event provides engineering undergraduate students the opportunity to gather information on how to get involved in research, meet people from different research laboratories and undergraduate research programs, and learn more about engineering research.

    Sign up is free and food and drinks will be provided!

  • International Research Opportunities Through IPENG

    International Programs in Engineering (IPENG) facilitates international engineering research abroad opportunities to engineering students within the College of Engineering at Urbana-Champaign. These opportunities are offered in the summer, fall, or spring semesters.

    ALL Research is reviewed by the respective chief department advisors upon return to campus to determine if a student will receive technical credit.

    Application Deadlines

    Germany, Hong Kong, and Singapore: February 15
    South Korea, Spain, Taiwan: April 1

    For more information, go here.

  • x-FU(s)ION-International Research Internship (Japan)

    Are you interested in a 2-month paid undergraduate researchinternship in Japan?

    The summer internship will be from June 1 to July 31, 2017 at Kyushu University, Japan. Successful applicants will work with faculty members, students, and postdocs on experimental projects focusing on the use of solid oxide electrolysis cells to transform renewable energy to chemical energy and to store it for later use. The award includes a $4000 summer stipend, room and board, roundtrip airfare, health insurance, and a cultural and language orientation.

    Eligibility

    At least sophomore standing with demonstrated interest in energy researchApplicant must have demonstrated scholastic excellence

    Application requirements

    one-page personal statementresumetranscript

    Information about the internship can be found here.

  • NEW Entrepreneurial Research Experience

    Have you ever considered starting your own business, seeking a patent for one of your ideas, or are interested in cutting edge research and translating those ideas to the marketplace? If so, UConn’s Entrepreneurial REU is for you! Participate in this 10 week REU program: June 5th-August 11th, 2017. Learn more and apply by March 15, 2017.

  • Undergraduate Assistant Needed - Information and Intelligence Group

    Project Description: Undergrads will be working on projects on music intelligence, including personalized music education, music style identification and mixing, automatic composition, etc.

    Requirements

    Major in CS, ECE, Math, or Music
    Proficient in scientific computing (using python) or web design/programming
    Proficient in reading music notations in sheet musicGood at self-learning softwares, such as finale, MIDI formats, etc.
    Preferably junior or senior students. Freshmen and sophomores are also welcome to apply, if you can show strong expertise in math, CS or music
    Preferably with knowledge of basics about theory of tonal music
    Preferably with strong background in at least one of the following areas: artificial intelligence, machine learning, information theory, stochastic processes, music composition.

    Submit the following to apply

    CV/Resume
    Unofficial Transcripts
    Anything that you feel can show your expertise that is needed in the minimum/preferred requirements (e.g. writing samples, simple demo from your previous research projects)

    Please contact

    Haizi Yu (Graduate Student, Computer Science)
    Email: haiziyu7@illinois.edu

  • Undergraduate Assistant Needed - Automated Software Engineering Research Group

    Project Description:

    Android Programming: Our group is doing some research related to analyzing data collected from keyboard applications on Android. The undergraduate student's responsibility for this project will include browsing the most popular Android keyboard applications, compiling a list of unique features and then creating the Android keyboard application with selected features.

    Web programming: The undergraduate student will be working with the backend services that supports Code Hunt: (http://www.codehunt.com). The student's responsibility for this project will include exploring what applications (web or mobile) can be created by accessing the backend services that supports Code Hunt and/or exploring ways of improving existing applications such as Code Hunt that is already using backend services.

    Requirements

    Java, C# or web programming experiences is not necessary but recommended

    Submit the following to apply

    Curriculum vitae (CV)/resume

    Please contact

    Wing Lam (Graduate Student, Computer Science)
    Email: winglam2@illinois.edu

  • Undergraduate Assistant Needed - Renewable Energy & Turbulent Environment Group

    Project Description: Research about fluid mechanics with focus on fluid-structure interaction (FSI) problems, which is widely used in energy harvesting, structure stability analysis, etc.

    Benefits of this research experience:

    Access to cutting edge equipment and ideas about fluid mechanics research (focusing on FSI problems), which significantly helps you to have ideas about the graduate studies and research
    Opportunities to have your name in publications/papers

    Requirements

    Students with engineering background are welcome, especially from Mechanical Engineering department with interest in fluid mechanics.
    Overall GPA should be 3.5 or higher

    Submit the following to apply

    Curriculum vitae (CV))

    Please contact

    Yaqing Jin (Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering)
    Email: yjin31@illinois.edu

  • Undergraduate Research Internship (Center For Energy Efficient Electronics Science)

    Application for 2017 E3S REU Now Available!

    The Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science  (E3S) combines a broad research and education approach to revolutionize two major fundamental components of digital information processing systems: the communications logic switch and the short-medium range communication of information between logic elements. 

    The 2017 E3S Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program will be from June 3 - August 5, 2017 with projects in exciting research areas: nanoelectronics, nanomechanics, nanophotonics, and nanomagnetics.

    Program Benefits

    9-weeks of research experience
    Hands-on research guided by faculty mentors and graduate students
    Graduate school advising and subsidized GRE prep course
    Guest speakers, lab tours, and field trips
    $4,000 stipend plus room and board (dependent upon selected campus)
    Travel allowance (up to $600)

    Click here for Application Information

    Eligibility

    Must be a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident to apply. International students are NOT eligible for this program.
    Sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors enrolled in four year colleges and universities in the United States
    Engineering and Physical Science majors
    3.25 grade point average or higher
    No prior research experience required

    Students who are first in their family to go to college, come from low-income backgrounds, are from underserved communities, and/or are women and/or veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Application Deadline: January 27, 2017 at 11:59PM Pacific Time

    All applications, including letters of recommendations, resume and transcripts, must be RECEIVED by January 27, 2017.Late and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.Notification of decisions is expected to be sent in mid March.

    Questions can be addressed to

    E3S Education & Outreach Programs
    ATTN: Dr. Kedrick Perry, Diversity Director
    University of California
    562 Sutardja Dai Hall Berkeley, CA 94720-176
    4Fax: (510) 664-4113
    Email: kbperry@berkeley.edu

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant (Institute for Genomic Biology)

    Project Description: TERRA-MEPP (Mobile Energy-Crop Phenotyping Platform) is a low-cost, autonomous robot that analyzes biofuel crops throughout the growing season to pinpoint plants with desirable yield and sustainability traits.

    More information can be found at: https://terra-mepp.igb.illinois.edu Requirements

    Strong preference will be given to students with an engineering or technology backgroundComfortable with programming, basic electronics, and mathematical calculationsPreferably electrical, mechanical, agricultural engineering and/or computer science major

    Anyone with the appropriate skills background is encouraged to apply.

    Submit the following to apply

    Current resume including brief descriptions of past applicable projects

    Please contact

    Prof. Joshua Peschel (Institute for Genomic Biology)
    Email: peschel@illinois.edu

    UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT (Computer Science)

    Project Description: Our group has various projects related to software testing in general, and security for Internet of Things in particular.

    Note: Our group has had undergraduates start as early as their freshman year and still do very well (e.g., publish papers, release open-source code, get into grad school, win departmental and national awards, etc.).

    Requirements

    Must have programming skills, preferably in Java (Python, C, and C++ also acceptable)
    Motivated to do research

    To apply

    Post your curriculum vitae (CV) online and email a link to Prof. Darko Marinov

    Please contact

    Prof. Darko Marinov (Computer Science)Email: marinov@illinois.edu