ITL 2017 SURF Program
The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors to apply for the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at the NIST laboratories in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The program is designed to provide hands-on research experience in applied mathematics, statistics, computer security, information access, software testing, and networking technologies.
2017 SURF Program Dates: dates will be forthcoming
Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
May 22, 2017 - First day of 11-week program
June 5, 2017 - First day of 9-week program
August 4, 2017 - Last day of program
Specific ITL research opportunities include:
Advanced Internet technologies
The Fellowship will include a stipend of $5,500 for the 11-week period ($4,500 for the 9-week program), in addition to travel and housing allowances.
Student Eligibility Criteria
- Students must be undergraduates at a U.S. university or college with a scientific major;
- Students must have a G.P.A. of 3.0/4.0 or better (recommended), and are considering pursuing a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.);
- Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
- Students will need two letters of recommendation into the program by science and engineering professors/department chairs, a student transcript, and a letter of intent/personal statement; and
- Students with applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, or engineering majors are always encouraged to apply. There may be research opportunities for students with other majors.
Plan of Operation
- SURFers work directly with ITL Research Advisors.
- SURFers participate in a weekly research seminar program and in extramural group activities intended to enrich the fellowship experience.
- In addition to the required presentation during the SURF Colloquium at the end of the session, SURFers are encouraged to present their research results at national meetings, or to work with their advisors to submit manuscripts on their work to peer-reviewed research journals.
- SURFers are encouraged to pursue graduate work after they finish college, up to the Ph.D. degree.
For more information and to apply, go to the related links.