# Summer Research and Graduate Funding

## Workshops

### Elevating Mathematics Video Competition

The National Academies invites early career professionals and students who use mathematics in their work to submit short video “elevator speeches” describing how their work in mathematics is important and relevant to our everyday lives. This can be an unedited selfie video, an animation, or any other format. We just want to learn about why your work is important in 1-2 minutes.

The winning video will be announced and played during the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2020 in Denver, CO. The winning participant will receive the \$1,000 Oden-Beder Prize and be featured on our website. You do not need to attend the conference to participate.

The deadline for video submissions is January 17, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If you have any questions about the competition, please contact Michelle Schwalbe at mschwalbe@nas.edu. The winner will be announced no later than January 20, 2020.

### The Albert Leon Whiteman Memorial Mathematics Lectures

Lecture #1: Sundials, old and contemporary

Since Antiquity, the shadow of a stick has been used to “tell the time”. There is an incredible number of different styles to sundials. In mathematics, the geometry of shadows is called “projective geometry”. The talk will feature some very old sundials as well as more modern ones that use fractal geometry. Lecture location: University of Southern California in the Gerontology Auditorium (GER 124) Lecture time: Monday, April 29, 2019, 4:00-5:00 pm.

Lecture #2: Singularities of planar analytic curves

In the neighborhood of a singular point, a real analytic curve in the pane consists of a finite number of branches, each of these branches intersects a small circle around the singular point in two points. Therefore, the local topology is described by a chord diagram: an even number of points on a circle paired two by two, not all chord diagrams come from a singular point. The main purpose of this talk is to give a complete description of those < analytic > chord diagrams. On our way, we shall meet some interesting concepts from computer science, graph theory and operads. Lecture location: University of Southern California in Kaprielian Hall (KAP 414) Lecture time: Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 2:00-3:00 pm.

### Director's Summer Program (DSP)

The DSP is the NSA’s premier outreach to the nation’s most outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors. Each summer we invite 25 students to collaborate with each other and with NSA Mathematicians on problems critical to the intelligence gathering and information assurance missions of the Agency. Applicants should have demonstrated a superior mathematical aptitude. A full year of abstract algebra and analysis is strongly recommended. Some computer experience, especially in C, C++, and mathematical software packages, is desirable.

DSP participants work on a wide range of problems in mathematics, cryptology, and communications technology. These problems often involve applications of abstract algebra, geometry, number theory, probability, statistics, combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms, computer science, and analysis. At the beginning of the summer, students are presented with introductory lectures on modern cryptologic mathematics and with descriptions of the summer problem sets. Students choose one or two problems as the focus of their research and document their work in technical papers which are internally published at NSA. Applications must be received by October 15th each year. To initiate your application, visit www.intelligencecareers.gov/nsa

### Cryptanalysis and Signals Analysis Summer Program (CASASP)

The CASASP gives undergraduate mathematicians and computer scientists a chance to contribute to mission-essential technical operations. CASASP’s mission is to transform collected data into a form analysts can readily consume for intelligence purposes by analyzing signals and protocols, and overcoming security measures. Each summer we invite 12 students to learn, use, and further our tradecraft while working on operational problems of national importance.

The CASASP begins with introductory lectures on modern cryptography and briefings on current analysis requirements that form the basis for research throughout the summer. Problems involve applications of math, statistics, computer science, reverse engineering, and software development. CASASP participants work with data from many sources, analyze a wide range of technologies, and provide access to cutting- edge computing resources. Results are integrated into production systems to provide new capabilities.

The CASASP is seeking students majoring in mathematics, computer science, or related engineering fields. Applicants should have a year of mathematics beyond calculus and some programming experience. Experience in C, C++, Java, Python, or some mathematical software package is desirable. Applications must be received by October 15th each year. To initiate your application, visit www.intelligencecareers.gov/nsa

The GMP provides an opportunity for exceptional mathematics graduate students to work directly with NSA Mathematicians on mission-critical problems and experience the excitement of the NSA mathematics community.

Applicants should have demonstrated superior mathematical aptitude and problem-solving skills. Evidence of successful work on an independent project in pure or applied mathematics or computer science is desirable. Applicants may be at any stage in their graduate careers and working, or intending to work, in any area of mathematics. Computer programming experience, especially C or C++, is desirable.

GMP participants work together on problems involving mathematics, data analysis, cryptology, and communications technology. Students document their work in technical papers which are internally published at NSA. Applications must be received by October 15th each year. To initiate your application, visit www.intelligencecareers.gov/nsa

### NSA Summer Hiring Process

The Summer Internships are 12-week programs held at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, MD from late May through mid-August. Students will receive annual, sick, and federal holiday leave and are paid a competitive salary based on education level. Subsidized housing is available.

Due to the lengthy processing required, applications must be received by October 15th each year. To initiate your application, visit www.intelligencecareers.gov/nsa and click “Job Search/Apply”. Applicants must be enrolled as full time students when the application is submitted.

In addition to applying online, the below items must be emailed to mathsummer@nsa.gov or sent via postal mail by October 15th to complete the application submittal process:

•   Resume or CV
•   Transcripts of college and university coursework, including community college (official or  unofficial accepted)
•   Two letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with your technical work
•   List of courses which will be completed by the end of the academic year

### Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to \$9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid (\$700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.

The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation and the annual Science & Education Symposium, scientific conferences where students present their research, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Hollings Alumni report that the experience influenced their academic and career paths, expanded their professional networks and improved their skills for working in NOAA mission fields. 100% of Hollings Scholars surveyed said that they would recommend this opportunity to other students.
https://www.noaa.gov/office-education/hollings-scholarship

### Topical Workshop: Arithmetic of Low-Dimensional Abelian Varieties

In this workshop, we will explore a number of themes in the arithmetic of abelian varieties of low dimension, with a focus on computational aspects. Topics will include the study of torsion points, Galois representations, endomorphism rings, Sato-Tate distributions, Mumford-Tate groups, complex and p-adic analytic aspects, L-functions, rational points, and so on. We also seek to classify and tabulate these objects, in particular to understand explicitly the underlying moduli spaces (with specified polarization, endomorphism, and torsion structure), and to find examples of abelian varieties exhibiting special behaviors. Finally, we will pursue connections with related arenas, including the theory of modular forms, related algebraic varieties (eg. K3 surfaces) and special value of L-functions. Our goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers working in abelian varieties in a number of facets to establish collaborations, develop algorithms, and stimulate further research.

### Topical Workshop: Mathematical Optimization of Systems Impacted by Rare, High-Impact Random Events

This workshop will explore optimization and stimulation approaches to designing, planning, and operating systems impacted by rare weather events such as severe storms or a polar vortex. Stochastic optimization is one approach for optimizing such systems, in which the uncertain incomes are modeled with random variables. Rare and high-impact events provide a challenge for stochastic optimization because (1) it is difficult to estimate the likelihood of rare events, (2) estimates of expected values with outcomes that have very low probability but high costs are inherently unstable, and (3) the actual distribution of random events is often unknown. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers with different perspectives on optimization under uncertainty to encourage the investigation of new models and solution approaches that address these and related challenges.

### Topical Workshop: Perspectives on Dehn Srugery

This workshop will function as a graduate summer school. At its core, the school will feature a sequence of mini-courses delivered by a cast of leading experts and distinguished expositors. The course will unveil Dehn surgery and this suite of techniques to the next generation of researchers in the area. The school will additionally feature guided problem sessions and special presentations on the role that computation plays in the field. While targeted at graduate students, the school welcomes applications from qualified future and former graduate students, as well. The main goal will be to enjoy a stimulating week of exploration around a fascinating and active area.

### Topical Workshop: WiSDM: Women in Data Science and Mathematics

WiSDM is a research collaboration workshop targeted towards women working in data science and mathematics. This program will bring together women at all stages of their careers, from graduate students to senior researchers, to collaborate on problems in data science. The specific focus will be on cutting-edge problems in network analysis for gene detection, group dynamics, graph clustering, novel statistic and topological learning algorithms, tensor product decompositions, reconciliation of assurance of anonymity and privacy with utility measures for data transfer and analytics, as well as efficient and accurate completion, inference and fusion methods for large data and correlations.

### Computing4Change, SC 19

Computing4Change is a competition for students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds who want to work collaboratively to 1) learn to apply data analysis and computational thinking to a social challenge, 2) experience the latest tools and techniques for exploring data through visualization, 3) expand skills in team-based problem solving, 4) learn how to communicate ideas more effectively to the general public. The competition runs from November 16-20, 2019 in Denver, CO. Details and Application can be found at https://www.sighpc.org/for-our-community/computing4change.

## Research

### NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Research 4 Social Change

The CI Research for Social Change REU at TACC is actively engaging 10 undergraduate students each summer for nine-weeks in solving real-world problems of national relevance, teaching them to not only be critical thinkers, but to be creative and reflective as well. Students gain skills in advanced programming and problem solving and use the CI to conduct cutting-edge research in engineering, science, and computational medicine. Research projects emphasize advanced computing as a tool to power discoveries that will impact social change for future generations. The program runs from June 1 – August 2, 2019 at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center. (TACC). Details and Application: https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/reu

### NCED REU on Sustainable Land and Water Resources

The aim of the proposed REU on Sustainable Land and Water Resources is to introduce undergraduate students to the key elements of research on land and water resources that are essential to improving management practices, with a focus on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and diverse interdisciplinary research teams. Students will work on one of three teams on projects that integrate Earth-surface dynamics, geology, hydrology and other disciplines.  Research teams are hosted on two Native American reservations and at the Univ. MN and projects are developed in collaboration with the tribes’ resource management divisions. The REU incorporates an interdisciplinary team-oriented approach that emphasizes quantitative and predictive methods, CBPR, indigenous research methods, and traditional ecological knowledge.

Projects take place on the main campus of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Northern Minnesota; and at Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. Students in Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Hydrology, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, Sustainability, Mathematics, and related disciplines are invited to apply.

### Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) 2019 Summer REU Program

The CBBG 2019 Summer REU Programs immerses participants in technical research and exposes them to the graduate school experience, specifically within the scope of the CBBG: to develop sustainable biologically-controlled and biologically-inspired solutions in hazard mitigation, environmental protection and restoration, and subsurface exploration and excavation. The program runs for 10 weeks, from May 10 – July 30, 2019 in ASU/NMSU/Georgia Tech and from June 3 – August 9, 2019 in UC Davis. The program benefits include stipend, airfare, and on-campus housing. Send any questions to Dr. Jean Larson, the CBBG Education Director at jean.larson@asu.edu

### Research Experience for Undergraduates in Astronomy and Astrophysics

This program allows students to work with researchers in the Astronomy Department and the Astrophysics group of the Physics Department. Research projects may include Neutrino astrophysics, observational stellar astronomy, observational Interstellar Medium, and extragalactic astronomy. The program runs for 40 hours per week for 10 weeks. Participants will receive \$5000 plus food stipend, travel support to and from Madison, WI, apartment housing, and professional development workshops. For more information visit http://www.astro.wisc.edu/undergrads/uw-madison-reu-program or contact reu@astro.wisc.edu.

### Math 494 Cryptography & War – How Mathematicians Saved Democract

This course, taught by Dr. Cameron Parker in London will cover the exciting field of creating and breaking ciphers, from its early wartime origins through its current everyday use in the internet age. Our focus will include number theory, group theory, probability, statistics, and information theory. We will take several excursions around the London area, focusing on World War II and the devastating effects it has on the city and its citizens. This will remind us that the problems we are working on are not just interesting abstract questions, but were solved by people under great stress at a time when their very way of life was being challenged. The course runs from July 17-August 17, 2019 and costs \$5,070. Applications are due by February 20, 2019. Email the Study Abroad Coordinator, Brittany Williams at bwilliams@sandiego.edu for more information.

### BSM – Budapest Semester in Mathematics

Budapest Semester in Mathematics (BSM) is an academically rigorous program for motivated undergraduates who wish to study math in the beautiful city of Budapest. BSM classes are taught in English by eminent Hungarian professors. The program is devoted to problem-solving and student creativity. Courses such as “Combinatorics: and “Conjecture and Proof”, strongholds of Hungarian mathematics, are just two of the many classes offered each semester. Located on the river Duna (Danube), the city of Budapest offers opera, ballet, art museums, and much more. BSM students can travel and sightsee, enjoy a sporting event of simply get immersed in Hungarian culture. Apply online at www.budapestsemesters.com

Program Specifics:

• Qualified math students from colleges across the United States and Canada participate
• Credits are transferable to North American colleges and universities
• Classes are small, and students receive individualized instruction from the faculty
• Special lectures by Hungarian mathematicians are offered throughout each semester
• Students may choose to live in an apartment or a home close to campus
• Tuition and other costs for the program are moderate

• Fall Semester – April 1
• Spring Semester – October 15
• Summer Semester – March 1

Start Dates

• Fall Semester – first week in September
• Spring Semester – first week in February
• Summer Semester – third week in June

Contact Information – Prof. Kristina Garrett, BSM North American Director; budapestsemesters@smail.com ; (507)-786-3114

## Career Development

### Summer Internship Award

The Summer Internship Award supports eligible undergraduate USD students participating in meaningful summer internships, undergraduate research, or career-related community service. This opportunity offers up to \$3,000 to offset living, transportation, or other expenses associated with participating in a summer internship. Visit https://www.sandiego.edu/careers/undergraduate/summer-internships.php for more information. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.

### San Diego Technology Torero Trek

Torero Treks are opportunities for University of San Diego undergraduate students to engage in career exploration by visiting leading companies across the nation. The San Diego Technology Trek is on April 5th, 2019 from 8 am to 5:30 pm and the deadline to apply is March 10, 2019. We will be visiting Tandem Diabetes, which develops insulin pumps and other products; Intuit, a business and financial software company that develops financial, accounting, and tax preparation software; and Sony Electronics, a multinational corporation that produces gaming, entertainment, and financial services.

### Pre-med summer Europe

This internship allows for pre-med and pre-health students to shadow physicians in Europe’s best hospitals. Visit atlantisglobal.org for more information.

### SIAM: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

By becoming a member of SIAM, students and recent grads get travel award opportunities, free or discounted membership, career advancement, networking opportunities, research and information, and much more. This fellowship offers a variety of membership options with access to comprehensive resources and career-advancing opportunities. Membership is open to new fellows at any time.

### M.S. in Applied Statistics and Analytics

Azusa Pacific’s Master of Science in Applied Statistics and Analytics equips you for success in a rapidly-growing filed by providing a well-rounded education, preparing you for leadership in statistician or analyst roles. Designed to prepare you to be a competitive candidate for data analysis positions in a variety of fields and industries, this applied statistics master’s program provides a foundation in statistical methods and theory paired with abundant opportunities for applying those methods. Further, Azusa Pacific’s Christian perspective allows the unique opportunity to learn how faith and ethics inform data analysis and can impact decision-making for major corporations and agencies. The choice of two emphases – biostatistics or business analytics – allows you to customize your education experience with the advanced skills you need for your specific career goals. Students normally complete the program, which consists of 33 units, in 2 years. The deadline to apply is June 15, 2019. See apu.edu/applied-statistics for more information.

### Ohio State University, Department of Mathematics – Doctoral Program

The Doctoral Program at the Department of Mathematics in Ohio State University features over eighty active graduate faculty to guide dissertation research in virtually every area of mathematics. Highlights of our program include an NSF Research Training Group grant in Pure and Applied Topology as well as the Mathematical Biosciences Institute. Further prominent areas include number theory, ergodic theory, algebraic and differential geometry, combinatorics, computational mathematics, math biology and a wide range of analysis-related subfields.

Prospective students can choose between the theoretical track and the applied track in their application to out PhD program. The tracks differ in their first- and second-year course requirements but later merge to provide the same research opportunities. Applicants for the theoretical track should have completed year-long sequences in real analysis and abstract algebra, and those for the applied track are expected to have had at least one-semester courses in real analysis, advanced linear algebra and computational science.

Our graduate program fosters and supports a highly active research environment in which students are introduced to cutting-edge research topics, routinely publish papers, forge collaborations, travel to conferences and organize their own research seminars. The majority of our recent PhD graduates are placed in competitive post-doctoral positions at strong research schools. Examples from past two years include Stanford, UCLA, ETH-Zurich, Brown, Michigan and Northwestern, as well as several other renowned state and international universities. Students interested in non-academic careers benefit from an industry-oriented lecture series and further professional training organized by our Erdos Institute as well as exposure to innovative teaching philosophies and technologies.

Our Math Grad Student Association, active student chapters of the AWM and SIAM, numerous working groups and a student colloquium support out collaborative student community through a wide range of academic and social activities. Beginning doctoral students may choose to have a faculty mentor assigned who will coach them through their transition into graduate school as needed following best practices of National Math Alliance.

All doctoral students in good standing are guaranteed support as Graduate Teaching Associates. Numerous funding opportunities without teaching duties include university fellowships awarded to incoming students, departmental semester-long fellowships for continuing students and research associateships from various external sources. In each semester, about 40% of PhD students are supported on Graduate Research Associateships or fellowships without teaching dues.

Contact Info:

Phone: 619-292-6274

Department of Mathematics

102 Mathematics Building

231 West 18th Avenue Columbus, OH 43210

### The Jean D. Gibbons Graduate Program in Statistics – at Virginia Tech

Program Information: Obtain your PhD or Master’s degree at Virginia Tech and obtain the skills necessary to turn Big Data into Knowledge!

Research Areas: Study advanced methods in: Predictive Analytics, Bayesian Modeling, Design, Spatio-Temporal Modeling, Network Modeling, Machine Learning, Nonlinear Modeling, Largescale Simulation, Interactive Visualization, High Performance Computing, and learn to analyze complex Big Data with applications in: Social Science, Political Science, Environmental Science, Cyber Security, Genomics, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Sports, Government, and Industry.

The Jean D. Gibbons Fellowship: A pioneer and trailblazer in statistics, Gibbons was the 2nd female awarded a PhD in statistics from Virginia Tech. Via her generous support, Gibbons fellows receive a Full Tuition Waiver and Generous Stipend to support their research while in the program. Outstanding applicants are provided with full consideration for this and other scholarship opportunities.

Or Contact Scotland Leman, Director of Graduate Program | leman@vt.edu  |  540-231-5630

### Math Ph.D. in Berlin

The Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) is a joint graduate school of the mathematics departments of the three major Berlin universities: TU Berlin, FU Berlin, and HU Berlin. They offer a fast-track program that takes 4-5 years to move from Bachelor’s degree to PhD. This program consists of a wide range of courses, pure and applied mathematics, a course program in English, and mentoring programs. Additionally, there are available scholarships, funding for conferences and summer schools, and funding for students with children. Learn more at www.math-berlin.de. The deadline to apply is December 1.

### Medical College of Wisconsin Biostatistics Ph.D. Program

The Biostatistics PhD program is designed for students with strong undergraduate preparation in mathematics and trains students in bio-statistical methodology theory and practice. Training is centered around the theoretical understanding of statistical principles, research in the development of applied methodology and collaborative research with biomedical scientists and clinicians. This program consists of 113 credits completed in 4-5 years. It also offers small class sizes, support from fellowships and research assistantships, which provide full tuition, health insurance, and stipends. Participants enjoy advantages of fifteen faculty with research specialties in diverse areas of statistics; research collaborations such as the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research, Marquette, Clinical Translational Science Institute, MCW-Cancer Center; and Career after Graduation in academic institutions, government and non-profit agencies, and pharmaceutical and consulting Companies. Apply online at www.mcw.edu/education/graduate-school/graduate-school-programs  by January 15th. Learn more at www.mcw.edu/biostatistics.

### Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences

The Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences is an organized research unit based in the Department of Mathematics at USC. The purpose of CAMS is to foster research and graduate education in Mathematics in a broad sense and in an interdisciplinary mode. This academic conference features speakers from a diverse range of prestigious institutions from 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Mondays in KAP 414. Learn more at http://cams.usc.edu.

## Previous Math Research Opportunitues

The Summer Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program places students in any of the DOE national labs for either a 10-week summer or 16-week semester period. These are paid positions with travel and housing funded by the program. These are generally for STEM positions, though, as a SULI mentor, I encourage any field to apply. The student is able to choose up to three labs they would like to work at, so at this point I'm going to promote Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state. We are the home of the DOE Office of Science Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory with research in all of the STEM fields with world-renowned scientists, engineers, and policy makers.

Community College Internship

The Community College Internship program has positions that are similar in scope as the SULI program with the only difference being the student must come from a 2-year institution with at least one semester completed by the time of application.If you have contacts at community colleges, please let them know of this opportunity. University/college faculty members from institutions historically underrepresented in research also have opportunities to work over the summer at many national labs (of which PNNL is a participant). The visiting faculty have this opportunity to perform research with up to two students. I can connect anyone with scientists and engineers here at PNNL so a project proposal can be developed. Additional information on these programs (along with a few others) can be found athttp://science.energy.gov/wdts/ and these all have a January 10, 2014 deadline for the summer term.

The National Security Internship Program

This is specifically sponsored by PNNL with opportunities in computational/statistical analytics, systems engineering/integration, chemical/biological/physical sciences, and technology/policy/analysis/operation projects. Students must be a U.S. citizen and at least a junior in college or graduate student, but not attained their PhD. These summer internships start out at 10 weeks with opportunities for extension through the academic year or renewal the following summer. Again, I can answer many of your questions or advocate for your students and you can see the current opportunities athttp://science-ed.pnnl.gov/nsip/. The application deadline for these is March 3, 2014.

### NASA and NSF

For Internships, fellowships, scholarships, and graduate school info visit: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.asp and https://intern.nasa.gov/

University of Michigan: Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

SROP is a summer program designed to prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. The program was initiated to encourage talented undergraduate students to pursue graduate study at their member institutions.  For more information, visit http://www.rackham.umich.edu/prospective-students/srop/application-process. Students may apply until February 10th.

Pacific Undergraduate Research Experience in Mathematics (PURE Math)

PURE Math is a summer mathematics program housed at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo on the Big Island Hawai’I and consists of (1) a pre-research that runs for 5 weeks and (2) a research program that runs for 8 weeks. In addition to the academic component of PURE Math, all participants will benefit from weekly professional development workshops. Will attend weekly research talks, learn and use both LaTeX and SAGE. More information about the program can be found on http://www2.hawaii.edu/~pure/PURE_Math/Welcome.html. Deadline is February 27, 2015.

Santa Fe Institute Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The Santa Fe Institute’s Edward A. Knapp Undergraduate Fellowship uses an integrated approach. The program is transdisciplinary, with problems, methods, and data sets drawn from across science. This program is of special interest to you if you’re from computer science (CS), pure and applied mathematics, and physics, and we also welcome applicants from chemistry, quantitative biology, and social science. We aim to build your capacity for computational and mathematical modeling, and train you within a group who will support each other in building a wide range of skills.The application deadline is February 7, 2015. For more information about the program email Juniper Lovato at juniper@santafe.edu or visit http://santafe.edu/education/fellowships/undergraduate/

NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP)

The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated advanced undergraduates who will be rising seniors in summer 2015 to apply for participation in the 7thannual NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP 2015). The purpose of the Student Airborne Research Program is to provide students with hands-on research experience in all aspects of a major scientific campaign, from detailed planning on how to achieve mission objectives to formal presentation of results and conclusions to peers and others. Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes. Participants will assist in the operation of instruments onboard the DC-8 research aircraft to sample and measure atmospheric gases and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands. Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites. Each student will complete an individual research project from the data collected. For more information visit the SARP 2015 website, http://www.nserc.und.edu/sarp/sarp-2015. Application Deadline: Thursday, Feb 5, 2015.

Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

The University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) offers outstanding undergraduates underrepresented in their field of study the opportunity to conduct intensive research across a variety of disciplines. The goal is to prepare students for advanced studies in a Ph.D. program atU-M. SROPallows undergraduates the opportunity to work on graduate level research projects with faculty. Students work with faculty mentors either on an individual basis or as part of a research team. Research teams may also include graduate students, research scientists, and otherSROPstudents. http://www.rackham.umich.edu/prospective-students/srop

Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements:

Here you can find over 800 programs including Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU), NASA programs, and other paid summer research opportunities for undergraduate students. You can also find information regarding portable scholarships for undergraduates, Post-Baccaluareate programs, and Short term opportunities (travel funds, summer institutes, etc). http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines. On this site you can search for Graduate programs, fellowships for Masters Students or Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates, and short term opportunities (travel funds, summer institutes, etc). - http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx

NASA-Supported Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships:

A large database of NASA related internships, fellowships, scholarships, NASA Pathways, and Recruitment Event information. http://intern.nasa.gov

Tips on Applying and Associated Resources:

You can find helpful information regarding preparing applications, how to find programs and opportunities that are right for you, and the next steps toward graduate school. http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/

Opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:

The health of our oceans is key to the health and future habitability of our planet. Ocean scientists include physicists, chemists, geologists, biologists and mathematicians, who often work together in teams to solve the challenges posed by the complicated ocean environment. Here you can find helpful information regarding this field. http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/oceanscience.aspx

Opportunities specifically in Engineering:

Helpful information regarding various programs from a wide spectrum of different institutions and fields of study.  This site makes it easy to sign up to try to receive funding and find a regional specialist near you. http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/engineering.aspx

A USD program that provides financial resources for students (and faculty) participating in summer research. For more information see the SURE website.

McNair Program

Research is at the heart of USD McNair Scholars. Participants are partnered with faculty mentors in their discipline and formulate a research plan. In summer, Scholars receive stipends to support their research projects. USD McNair further supports the publication and presentation of participants' results in journals and professional conferences. Please contact Ms. Diolinda Parsick at diolinda@sandiego.edu.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU Program)

A National Science Foundation (NSF) program that supports undergraduate research at one of several sites scattered throughout the country. Students travel to these NSF sponsored sites and participate in active research with a faculty mentor and a group of fellow students. This is a competitive program but the experience is invaluable. Please visit Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Programs, REU SITES: Mathematical Sciences and REU SITES: Computer and Information Science and Engineering for more information.

A program that provides high school students who will begin classes at USD in the fall to spend the summer prior to their freshman year carrying out research on the USD campus. Students in the PURE program are typically paired for the summer with current USD undergraduates participating in the SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) program. Please visit the PURE website and the SURE website for more information.

VERUM

Provides opportunity for rising sophomore and junior students to engage in a first research experience in mathematics. Applications from rising seniors without prior research experience may also be considered. The VERUM program is looking for exceptional students who want a research experience that will help them to decide if graduate studies in the mathematical sciences should be part of their future plans. Being committed to graduate study is not a prerequisite for this program, but rather a desired outcome. First generation college students, minority students, and women are particularly encouraged to apply. The VERUM projects for this year will include the following:

• Statistics​: Noise-Induced Stabilization of Hamiltonian Systems
• Differential Equations:​ Mathematical Modeling in Ecology: White-nose Syndrome in North American Bats
• Combinatorics/Discrete Mathematics:​ Set-Valued Young Tableaux and Lattice Paths
• Graph Theory and Networks:​ Classification and Characterization of Networks

More details about the projects and the program, as well as application instructions and the 2017 VERUM poster/flyer, can be found at www.valpo.edu/mcs/verum.

Harvard: Summer Clinical and translational research program

PROGRAM: The summer clinical and translational research program (SCTRP) is a 10 week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students’ understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college student exposure to clinical/translational research: research that transforms scientific discoveries arising from laboratory, clinical, or population studies into clinical or population - based applications to improve health. In addition to a mentored clinical/translational research experience, SCTRP students participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, career paths, and the graduate school and medical school application process. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical school programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners.

Harvard: Visiting research internship program

PROGRAM: The visiting research internship program (VRIP) is an eight week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical students’ interest in research and health related careers in clinical/translational research: research that transforms scientific discoveries arising from laboratory, clinical, or populations studies into clinical or population-based applications to improve health. In addition to a mentored clinical/translational research experience, VRIP students participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, and career paths. VRIP students also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical school programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners.

APPLICATION AND MORE INFORMATION: Applicants must submit: a completed application form, statement of purpose, short answer questions, resume/curriculum vitae, official transcript, and two letters of recommendation. To receive an application, contact Danyelle Thorpe, Program Coordinator, at 617.432.1892 or email pfdd_dcp@hms.harvard.edu. For more information visit http://www.mfdp.med.harvard.edu/

Summer research at CalTech

We would appreciate you sharing the following opportunities with your students. Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. Questions about these programs can be directed to Carol Casey or (626) 395-2887. WAVE FELLOWS 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. The 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, educationally or financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. 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 \$6000 award for the ten-week program. An additional \$500 housing and travel supplement will be provided.

Application​: Online applications are due January 10, 2017. For more information, visit http://www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/wavefellows

A​MGEN SCHOLARS 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, 2017. For more information, please visit www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/amgen_scholars

LOFT Coder Summit

PROGRAM:​ From the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the LOFT Coder Summit is a one day free event​ for the purpose of networking, internship opportunities, and workshops.

LOCATION:​ UCLA Covel Commons, Grand Horizon Ballroom, 200 Neve Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90025 DATE:​ Saturday, November 19th, 2016 from 8 AM to 5 PM RSVP:​ lcrsvp.com, INFORMATION:​ www.loftcsl.org, jessica@hispanicheritage.com

National Water Center Innovators Program: Summer Institute 2017

CUAHSI is now accepting student applications for the National Water Center Innovators Program: Summer Institute of 2017 June 5 – July 20, 2016 at the NOAA National Water Center and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL Incoming and current graduate students and post-docs (within three years of receiving their PhD) affiliated with US universities are invited to apply to participate in the National Water Center Innovators Program - Summer Institute of 2017. The theme of this year’s Summer Institute is Hyper Resolution Flood Forecasting in Urban Areas. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to collaborate intensively for seven weeks on projects designed to contribute to the NWC goals of enhancing water-related products and decision-support services across the country.

The Summer Institute will be led by faculty theme leaders and daily oversight will be provided by student Course Coordinators. Following the Summer Institute, students will be invited to present their work at the CUAHSI Hydroinformatics Conference July 26-28, 2016. Visit ​https://www.cuahsi.org/summerinstitute​ for additional program information, application instructions, and highlights from last year’s Summer Institute. Complete student applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm ET on Sunday, December 18th​.

The Minority Writers Internship Program at SCIENCE (2017 Application Available Online October 16 - February 1!)

The AAAS Pitts Family Foundation Minority Science Writers Internship is for undergraduates who are interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing. In addition to improving their skills, the program seeks to make a dent in the demographics of the profession: Although science is a global activity, the journalists who cover it don't reflect that diversity. Funded by the Pitts Family Foundation, the internship takes place each summer at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of AAAS's Science magazine, the largest interdisciplinary journal in the world. Interns spend ten weeks at Science under the guidance of award-winning reporters and editors practicing what science writers do for a living. They have a chance to meet leading scientists, attend conferences and hearings, and cover breaking news. Interns are expected to contribute to all facets of the news operation, including writing bylined articles for the print magazine and online news service, engaging in social media, and contributing to other news products. Interns receive a weekly stipend as well as the cost of a round-trip ticket to and from Washington, D.C. The internship runs from early June to mid-August. This year's application deadline is Feb. 1, 2017. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate academic program at the time they submit their application.

Soars 2017 Application

SOARS is dedicated to broadening participation in the atmospheric and related sciences. SOARS is an undergraduate to graduate program built around a summer research internship, mentoring by top scientists and engineers, and a supportive learning community. In addition to the summer internship, SOARS includes year-round support, funding to attend conferences and last-dollar tuition scholarships. Successful proteges are eligible to participate in the program for up to four years. Selection Considerations SOARS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino, female, first generation college students, veterans and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers.

A successful candidate should:

Have a major in atmospheric science or a related field such as the geosciences, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or social science; and a plan to pursue a career in atmospheric or a related science

APPLY: http://soars.ucar.edu/apply/ DUE DATE: February 1st, 2017

NIDDK Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP) for Undergraduate Students

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) through the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination invite students to submit their application for the Summer Research Training Program. The overall goal of this program is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK mission areas. The NIDDK Diversity Summer Program is particularly interested in increasing students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. Program Highlights:

• Independent research in a NIH laboratory;
• Weekly research and career development seminars;
• Summer seminar series where senior NIH investigators discuss the latest developments in biomedical research.
• Poster presentation
• Will be required to attend courses in Ethics in Research and Lab Safety.
• Students will be paired with post baccalaureates or postdoctoral fellows for informal guidance.
• Bi-weekly informal meetings with OMHRC staff
• Eligibility Requirements:
• Undergraduate students who have completed at least 1 year at an accredited institution
• S. Citizen or permanent resident status
• Minimum of 3.0 GPA
• Health Insurance coverage Provisions
• Student Participation Allowance (\$2,600)
• Housing (Housing consists of double-occupancy rooms)
• Travel expenses to Bethesda, Maryland or Phoenix, Arizona (up to \$700)
• Location and Duration
• 10 weeks, starting on June 5th, 2017 through August 12th, 2017.
• Bethesda, Maryland or Phoenix, Arizona Application and Procedure
• Complete the on-line application at https://dsrtp.niddk.nih.gov/
• Include a copy of your curriculum vitae.
• Submit two letters of recommendation from faculty members/advisors who can address your intellectual and personal suitability for the Program.
• Personal Statement - Describe your research interest, career goals, and reasons for applying to this program in 600 words or less; double-space.
• Official Transcript - The official college transcript should be mailed directly from your school to Ms. Martinez.
• Application selection - Priority will be given to students who reside outside of the Maryland/Washington DC/Virginia areas. Local students are encouraged to apply for the NIH Summer Internship Program​ (SIP)​.

Additional Research Opportunities: Upcoming 2017-2018 Research Opportunities