Integrative Computational Education and Research Traineeship

Program Overview

The ICERT REU recruits 10 undergraduates majoring in science and engineering disciplines and immerses them in training at The University of Texas at Austin to be the next generation of ‘game changers'. Participants explore grand challenges such as climate modeling, weather forecasting, drug delivery, brain mapping, energy exploration and understanding the human genome, to name a few.


  • Computational training in a multi-disciplinary cohort using some of the world's most advanced computational resources. Training led by TACC researchers with expertise in computation
  • Integration into a research team including pairing with a mentor/researcher and graduate mentor working on a computational project
  • Application seminars, training workshops, and STEM Outreach to K-12 and the public (explaining and demonstrating the contribution of HPC to society)
  • Team-building exercises that will prepare participants for the workplace of the future
  • Final presentations to cohort, University and TACC mentors
  • Poster presentation, technical report, and publication opportunities


Participants will receive a stipend for work, travel stipend, and housing at The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, travel grants to present research at the annual XSEDE conference will be available to selected participants.



The ICERT REU is not accepting applications for Summer 2017. Contingent on funding, the application period for Summer 2018 is expected to open in December 2017. Please consider applying to other NSF REU Sites: Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Current undergraduate students working toward a degree that helps inform the civil engineering field are strongly encouraged to apply to the REU Site: Design Safe. Students selected for the NHERI Cyberinfrastructure and Data Management team will spend their summer at TACC.



  1. Currently enrolled undergraduate student
  2. Earning a minimum of a 2.5 GPA
  3. Programming experience in Linux/Unix environments is recommended but not required
  4. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency

Your complete application consists of:

  1. Application form, submitted online
  2. Official college transcript. An unofficial copy can be emailed, but official copy must be received if accepted into the REU
  3. Two letters of recommendation. Recommenders should email their letter, and at least one recommender should be a professor or academic advisor.

Application Submission

We encourage applicants to send their material in PDF format and electronically to All non-electronic documents can be sent to:

Rosalia Gomez
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
The University of Texas at Austin
J.J Pickle Research Campus
ROC 1.101 (R8700)
10100 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78758-4497

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This program was sponsored by NSF with award #1359304.