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Summer Program for Interdisciplinary Research and Education-Emerging Interface Technologies

Primary Institution: Iowa State University
Affiliation: Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program
City: Ames
State: IA
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Human Computer Interaction
Description: The Summer Program for Interdisciplinary Reserach and Education - Emerging Interface Technologies (SPIRE-EIT) is a ten-week undergraduate internship funded by the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduate program.  Interns in this program will live on campus for ten weeks with undergraduates from across the country and from a variety of disciplies.  Interns will work collaborative in interdisciplinary research teams, receive core training and gain hands-on research experience with emerging interface technologies.  They will participate in classes about Human Computer Interaction (HCI), attend seminars led by HCI faculty, and participate in a Research Symposium at the end of the summer, where they will give a poster presentation and a technical demonstration of their research project. They will also be given the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities throughout the summer.
Stipend: $4000 for the ten week session
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Application Deadline: 02/01/2009
Job Website: http://www.hci.iastate.edu/REU/
Additional Information: To be eligible, students must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, be working towards an undergraduate degree in one of the HCI disciplines or a related discipline, have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4 point scale, and not be otherwise employed while affiliated with the program.  A list of HCI disciplines can be found at http://www.hci.iastate.edu/depts.php?menu=right

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Pam Shill
1620 Howe Hall
Human Computer Interaction/Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Email: pshill@iastate.edu
Phone: 515-294-2089
Fax: 515-294-5530
Secondary Contact: Stephen Gilbert
1620 Howe Hall
Human Computer Interaction/Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Email: gilbert@iastate.edu
Phone: 515-294-6782
Fax: 515-294-5530