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Research opportunities

2016 Resident councelors
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Institutes is hiring Residential Counselors for Summer 2016 to work with the following courses: Stanford Pre-Collegiate Institutes offers three-week sessions for academically talented high school students from June 15 ? July 30, 2016. Pay is /week plus room and board. Additional work opportunities are available through August 14 a nd August 28, if desired. The Residential Counselor position is an ideal opportunity for those who enjoy working with enthusiastic, academically talented students and are interested in developing or furthering their teaching and leadership experience. Interested candidates can learn more about our positions and apply by visiting our employment website. 2016 AMALTHEA REU: Apply by March 31
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.


OCS Resources

The 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 Study

Students who would like to do some independent study or a reading class please read the pamphlet page> about Math 91r.


The Program for research in Science and engineering.

For 2015


Other Sources that can provide additional information on Scholarships, awards and other grants:

REU outside of Harvard

List of REUs:

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) keeps up to date a list of Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities, make sure to check it out, along with the article on what makes a good proposal that they link to: this AMS page.

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.


You 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 or (626)

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

Application: Online applications are due January 7, 2015.

For more information, visit


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

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.