NSF REU Site

CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE (CI) RESEARCH 4 SOCIAL CHANGE

In response to COVID-19, the CI Research 4 Social Change is prepared to offer a virtual REU Site in 2021.

Program Overview

The proposed research projects are subject to change, contingent on new mentors and/or the research interests of the students. To learn about past research projects, please visit the REU Alumni page.

June 7 — August 6, 2021

The Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Research for Social Change Research Experience for Undergraduates (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.

EXPERIENCE AT-A-GLANCE

The enriching and transformative experience at a world-class supercomputing center includes:

  • Training in High Performance Computing (HPC), visualization, and data intensive computing
  • Mentoring by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Social and team-building activities
  • Professional development and graduate school preparation
  • Leadership development opportunities to develop and enhance communication skills
  • Technical report and publication opportunities

STIPEND

Participants will receive a $5,400 stipend. Additionally, travel grants to present research at an annual conference will be available to selected participants. In-person experiences include travel and housing (+meal card) at The University of Texas at Austin.

APPLICATION & SELECTION

The application period for Summer 2021 is November 1, 2020 - March 1, 2021.

  1. Complete the application before March 1, 2021, 11:59pm CST.
  2. Email copy of unofficial or official transcript to CIR4SC@tacc.utexas.edu. Selected participants will be required to submit an official transcript.
  3. Secure commitment from two recommenders. These individuals should know your academic abilities and work ethic. At least one recommender should be college/university faculty. It is your responsibility to ask recommenders to complete the recommendation form by the March 1st application deadline.

Notifications of acceptance for Summer 2021: Rolling until March 15.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States; be and remain an undergraduate student in good standing; plan to complete an undergraduate degree program. Selected participants must be 18 years of age at the start of the program.

CONTACT

Marques Bland, REU Recruitment Coordinator: mbland@tacc.utexas.edu.


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CI Research 4 Social Change REU is made possible with support from National Science Foundation Award #1852538, which replaces Award #1359304.