Applications for SURF-IT 2015 are due February 15 and will open for submission December 1. Notification of the results will be sent by April 7. The SURF-IT program is up for renewal and the program is contingent on funding from NSF.
The University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (SURF-IT) offers opportunities for both UCSC students and non-UCSC students. SURF-IT provides an intensive and personalized summer program for women, minority, or disadvantaged undergraduates. SURF-IT includes a research experience supervised by a UCSC Baskin School of Engineering faculty member. Scholars also have weekly meetings focused on graduate school preparation, how to present research results, research ethics, as well as field trips to local neighboring Silicon Valley research laboratories, and of course a number of social activities. SURF-IT is sponsored by the Department of Computer Engineering and the National Science Foundation.
The 9-week research projects are in areas of IT-based Integrative System Design, including Sensor Systems, Assistive and Rehabilitative Systems, and Computer Systems. Applicants indicate their desired areas of research, and we will do our best to match students with their top choices.
To be considered for summer 2014, you must complete your application, including transcripts and letters, by February 15, 2014. The program dates are tentatively Sunday, June 22, through Friday, August 22 (departure Saturday, August 23).
We are seeking domestic (citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its possessions) undergraduates who are juniors or seniors in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, bioinformatics, and related areas. Women, minorities, students with disabilities, and students from disadvantaged communities are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants:
Letters and copies of your official or unofficial transcript must be submitted in PDF format through the application web site or by emailing:
The SURF-IT program is directed by Professor Matthew Guthaus, of the Department of Computer Engineering. The SURF-IT team includes computer engineering faculty Richard Hughey and Gerald Moulds along with administration by Colt J. Hangen.
SURF-IT is funded by the National Science Foundation, which sponsors many other Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites
We especially encourage students who are also members of a group underrepresented in computing (e.g. low income, first generation higher education, Women, Native American, African American, Latino, or Pacific Islander)
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