Los Alamos Dynamic Summer School (LADSS) Program, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
(Rising Juniors, Rising Seniors, First-year Graduate Students; U.S. Citizenship Required)
DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 10, 2016

The Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School is a very selective summer school in which top upper-level US-citizen undergraduate students from universities around the nation attend lectures and work in teams of three with a Los Alamos Lab mentor on research projects related to the Engineering Institute's technology focus. Their objective is to produce a conference publication summarizing their results by the end of the summer. 

The goal of this program is threefold:

    • to encourage these students to attend graduate school and specialize in fields related to National Nuclear Security Agency's mission
    • to recruit the top students to return to Los Alamos National Laboratory in following summers as graduate research assistants (GRAs)
    • to subsequently hire the best of these students as Los Alamos National Lab staff (TSM) upon completion of their graduate degrees

Over the last seven years, 150 students from 50 academic institutions have participated in the summer school and sixteen such TSM's have been hired.

*How to Apply:

Students should send an email with the following documents to ladss@lanl.gov:

1. Resume

2. 1-page cover letter describing your interest in this summer school and multi-disciplinary cyber-physical dynamic systems research as well as your near term (1-3 year) academic and professional goals

3. Official transcripts (a copy is fine for application purposes, but the original will be needed prior to the start of the summer school)

4. At least one letter of recommendation

For more information: 

Acceptance notifications were sent on Jan. 9, 2015
Received 03/02/2015

2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles)
(Sophs/Jrs; U.S. Citizenship required)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 3rd, 2016
Site:  http://gapp.usc.edu/sure

This REU program allows students completing their Sophomore or Junior year the opportunity to spend summer break working alongside USC's world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in engineering and computer science. Participants will gain valuable research experience and receive a stipend for living expenses in Los Angeles. University housing and transportation will also be provided.

Interested students are encouraged to visit our SURE webpage to review available research projects for 2015 and to start an application.

Applicants to the Summer Research program should be outstanding undergraduate students in engineering or computer science who are currently of Sophomore or Junior standing and must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canadian citizens. The deadline to apply for SURE 2015 is February 2, 2015.
Received: 03/02/2015

Nano/Bio Interface Center International Summer Research Program (IRES), Grenoble, France
(Sophomores, Juniors and Graduate Students; U.S. Citizenship/Perm. Residency required)
Check program website for updated deadline dates

The Nano/Bio Interface Center runs a summer research program (IRES) that sends graduate and undergraduate students** to Grenoble, France to participate in the GIANT International Internship Programme (GIIP, May 25 � July 31, 2015). Research placements are possible throughout the GIANT Innovation Campus, which includes eight premiere research institutions that span academia, research and governmental agencies.  Placements may also be possible at GIANT's industrial or startup partners.  Students are matched to labs/projects based on their interests and the projects' needs.  The IRES program will pay for airfare, housing and a small amount for food costs for students selected to participate.  Depending on the placement, students may also receive a small stipend from their French lab for doing the research.  Students who are keen to work in specific areas not on the potential project list are highly encouraged to look at the GIANT webpages and identify faculty/labs with whom they would like to work.  One aim of this program is to promote graduate-level research that facilitates longer term collaborations between Penn and GIANT research labs. 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to be sent in ASAP - Penn's selected participants must be forwarded onto the GIANT partners by the end of January.

Application, Projects and Details:  http://www.nanotech.upenn.edu/research_experience_grenoble.html

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2016 HS-STEM Summer Internships
DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 16, 2015, 11:59PM EST

  • Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.
  • Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

 10-week research experiences are offered at:  Coast Guard Research and Development Center â— Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute â— Customs and Borders Protection â— Engineer Research and Development Center â— Federal Emergency Management Agency â— National Security Technologies â— National Urban Security Technology Laboratory â— Naval Research Laboratory â— Transportation Security Laboratory â— DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1468

Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/