Research opportunities2016 Resident councelors
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Institutes is hiring Residential Counselors for Summer 2016 to work with the following courses:
- Cryptography (grades 9-10)
- Knot Theory (grades 10-11)
- Logic and Problem Solving (grades 8-9)
- Number Theory (grades 9-11)
- Excursions in Probability (grades 8-9)
- Discrete Mathematics (grades 9-10)
- The Mathematics of Symmetry (grades 10-11)
- Mathematical Puzzles and Games (grades 8-9)
AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A 10-WEEK RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS is available in the area of Machine Learning. The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is offered by the Information Characterization and Exploitation (ICE) Laboratory at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida.
Machine Learning (ML) gradually evolved as a branch of Artificial Intelligence with its theory and applications positioned at the juncture of Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and, even, Physics. Nowadays, ML's role in successfully addressing hard, real-world technological challenges has become ever more current and central. Moreover, its presence and importance now permeates several aspects not only of cutting-edge technology such as computer vision, stock market prediction and big data analytics, but also our daily life through voice-driven searches on our smart phones or movie recommendations on video streaming services to name only a few.
The program currently accepts applications in order to form a very diverse, multi-disciplinary cohort of nascent researchers for this summer. Minorities, women and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
Eligibility: Without exceptions, applicants must be: Majoring in an Engineering or Science discipline. US citizens or permanent residents. Undergraduates in good academic standing.
Exposure to the exciting world of Machine Learning and its applications. Participate in a one-week crash course to familiarize yourself with Machine Learning. Work with experienced student mentors and experts in the field Participate and contribute to cutting-edge Machine Learning research Take part in visits to our local industry. Paid travel and accommodation expenses. Receive a competitive stipend for per diem expenses Visit Central Florida venues such as Disney attractions and NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Meet new people, Make new friends
Application Deadline: March 31, 2016 Apply online.
SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AWARENESS December 1-4, Fall 2015
- ENTERING THE WORLD OF RESEARCH ("RESEARCH 101"), Tuesday, December 1, 4:00-5:30pm Sever Hall 113.
This 1 1/2-hour overview is intended for freshmen and any undergraduate upperclassmen who have not yet had a research experience at Harvard. The program includes guidance on how to develop a research proposal from an idea, how to navigate the various funding resources for research available to undergraduates, how to build critical connections with faculty mentors, how to write a research proposal, and the opportunity to speak with concentration specialists about your interests. THIS IS A NO MISS EVENT FOR FRESHMEN CONSIDERING A RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND OTHERS WHO HAVE NOT YET HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO RESEARCH.
- INFO SESSION: MELLON MAYS UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (MMUF), Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 4:30pm to 5:30pm, Harvard Hall 103 The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF) selects ten students in their sophomore year to join a tightly-knit research community during junior and senior years to conduct independent research in close collaboration with a faculty mentor. Join us at this information session to find out more about the program. MMUF exists to counter the underrepresentation of minority groups on college and university faculties nationwide through activities designed to encourage the pursuit of the Ph.D. in the humanities and core sciences.
- HOUSE MEETINGS ON SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES, Wednesday, December 2, 7:00-8:30pm (Quad location), Currier House "Fishbowl"
Thursday, December 3, 7:00-8:30pm (River location), Leverett House Old Library Theater Harvard College's annual House meetings to explore Harvard, domestic, and international research opportunities, including how and where to find program information; Harvard programs such as PRISE, BLISS, and PRIMO, Herchel Smith, HCRP, and regional center programs; how to prepare for the application process; and, how research projects are funded.
- IS RESEARCH FOR ME?: A PANEL FOR STUDENTS NEW TO RESEARCH
Thursday, December 3, 4:30-6:00pm, Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall
A panel of students who never were exposed to research before coming to Harvard speak about their experiences and the importance a research project has played in their concentration choice and further academic plans. You may never have thought about research, or may have thought it would not be a particularly good fit for you. Hearing these stories may change your mind, and help you get started thinking about pursuing a project of your own.
- HUMAN SUBJECTS TRAINING-FALL TERM SEMINAR, Thursday, December 3, 5:00-6:30pm,
Harvard Hall 201
Mandatory training for students planning to conduct research involving human subjects in the spring and summer, hosted by the Office of the FAS Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research. (Please note: if you already have taken the training as an undergraduate, you do not have to repeat the seminar before submitting a human subjects protocol.)
- HARVARD-AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
Thursday, December 3, 5:00-6:00pm, Harvard Hall 102
Learn about Harvard's Amgen 10-week intensive summer research program, one of ten Amgen U.S. programs that support research in biotechnology. The Harvard program includes faculty projects in FAS science departments, SEAS, the Wyss Institute for Biologically-inspired Engineering, and the School of Medicine, open to rising juniors and seniors in biotechnology-related fields.
- THE ANNUAL OCS SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FAIR, Friday, December 4, 12:00-4:00pm The SOCH and the Sheraton Commander Hotel. The Office of Career Services hosts over 80 summer programs to help you begin your summer search. Programs are both Harvard affiliated and public or private sector and include internships, public service, funding, travel, and research (URAF staff will be there to answer your questions!). Check out: the website.
- URAF WALK-IN ADVISING, Daily, Monday-Friday, 2:00-4:00pm, 77 Dunster Street, 2nd floor
Have a question (or a bunch of questions) about research opportunities? Come to URAF's daily walk-in advising hours and speak with one of our advising staff. Walk-in advising appointments will be available through Reading Period, then again after the holidays, beginning the week prior to the opening of the spring term.
OCS ResourcesThe Harvard Office of Career Services offers help on preparing a CV or cover letters and gives advise on how to network, interview etc. Their website is here.
Independent StudyStudents who would like to do some independent study or a reading class please read the pamphlet page> about Math 91r.
- SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AWARENESS December 2-6, 2014 Now that the fall term is winding down, believe it or not it is time to begin making plans if you are considering undertaking some kind of research experience during the summer of 2015. Most summer opportunities and programs have application deadlines soon after your return following the January break, so you are encouraged to attend these seminars and activities after Thanksgiving devoted to undergraduate research:
- HUMAN SUBJECTS TRAINING-FALL TERM SEMINAR Tuesday, December 2, 4:00-5:30pm, Harvard Hall 202 Mandatory training for students planning to conduct research involving human subjects in the spring and summer, hosted by the Office of the FAS Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research. (Please note: if you already have taken the training as an undergraduate, you do not have to repeat the seminar before submitting a human subjects protocol.) More details.
- RESEARCH 101 FOR FRESHMEN Wednesday, December 3, 4:00-6:00pm, Lamont Library Forum Room A comprehensive presentation that includes identifying opportunities, funding sources, proposal preparation, and support services to launch the summer 2015 research opportunity application cycle. THIS IS A DON'T MISS EVENT FOR FRESHMEN CONSIDERING A RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AND OTHERS WHO HAVE NOT YET HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO RESEARCH!! More details.
- HOUSE MEETINGS ON SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES Wednesday December 3, 7:30-8:30pm Leverett House Library Theater. More details Thursday, December 4, 7:30-8:30pm Pforzheimer House Hastings Room House meetings to explore the full range of opportunities to conduct scientific research at Harvard, other domestic locations, and around the world. Including how and where to find program information; Harvard programs such as PRISE, BLISS, and PRIMO, Herchel Smith, HCRP, and regional center programs; how to prepare for the application process; and, how research projects are funded. More details
- THE ANNUAL OCS SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FAIR Friday, December 5, 12:00-4:00pm The SOCH and the Sheraton Commander Hotel OCS hosts over 80 summer programs to help you begin your summer search. Programs are both Harvard affiliated and public or private sector and include internships, public service, funding, travel, and research. See the website for tips to prepare. More details
- URAF WALK-IN ADVISING Daily, Monday-Friday, 2:00-4:00pm 77 Dunster Street, 2nd floor More details
- Committee on General Scholarships: more ...
- Office of International Programs: more ...
- Student Employment Office: more ...
REU outside of Harvard
List of REUs:
The National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. By using the web page, search for an REU Site, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location. Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.
MITYou may be familiar with the Amgen Scholars Program, a summer research program in science and biotechnology. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a participant in the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program for a ninth year. UROP is MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. The mission of the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is to provide students with a strong science research experience that may be pivotal in their undergraduate career, cultivate a passion for science, encourage the pursuit of graduate studies in the sciences, and stimulate interest in research and scientific careers. During the summer 2014 program, MIT hosted 15 visiting scholars who engaged in research under the supervision of MIT's foremost faculty and leading researchers. In addition to the visiting scholars, ten MIT undergraduates participated in the program. Over the past eight summers, over 200 students have conducted research through this program. We are soliciting applications for students to engage in research as part of the summer 2015 Amgen-UROP Scholars Program. I request your assistance in distributing this announcement to your colleagues and encouraging young scholars on your campus to submit an application. While spending a summer in Boston and gaining research experience, your students will be paid a stipend; room, board and transportation to and from Boston will also be covered by their appointment. All students will live on-campus in one of our undergraduate residences. This community of young scholars will share in the excitement of research by participating in a faculty-led seminar series, workshops, poster session and a mid-summer symposium at UCLA (travel, room and board are covered). MIT is delighted to invite undergraduate students from other colleges and universities to join our research enterprise. We value the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm these young scholars will bring to our campus and appreciate this opportunity to build a relationship with your faculty and campus.
Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. Questions about these programs can be directed to Carol Casey at casey.edu or (626) 395-2887. WAVE Fellows Program at Caltech The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech. Caltech is committed to promoting diversity within its educational programs and activities and strives to ensure that differing cultural, ethnic, social, geographic, and economic perspectives are represented. Caltech's WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, and educationally and financially disadvantaged students. Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech's research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience. Support: WAVE Fellows will receive a award for the ten-week program. An additional housing and travel supplement will be provided. Application: Online applications are due January 7, 2015. For more information, visit http://www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/wavefellows AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry. Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $6000 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing, and a food allowance. Application: Online applications are due February 15, 2015.