Research/Internship Opportunity Detail Page
NIST SURF Program
|Primary Institution:||National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Affiliation:||U.S. Dept. of Commerce|
|Job Duration:||up to 11 weeks|
|Class Requirement:||Completed Freshman Year
|Citizenship Requirement:||U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Elementary Particles and Fields
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Plasmas and Beam Physics
Sound and Acoustics
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
computer science, materials science, nanotechnology and physical science disciplines
|Description:||Come SURF the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The program is a 11-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship that provides undergraduate students hands-on research experience in physics, materials science, engineering, computer science, nanotechnology, neutron research, applied mathematics, and other physical science disciplines. We are located just outside Washington, DC. NOTE: Another NIST SURF program exists on NIST's Boulder, CO campus.
Further information on these opportunities can be obtained by looking our website - www.nist.gov/surfgaithersburg. An informational video can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb3mETtSGy0.
In addition to the $5000 stipend, the Fellowship includes travel and housing allowances as necessary. Applications for participation in the SURF program are only accepted from colleges or universities, and not from individual students so make sure to work with your school to get your application in on time.
Student Eligibility Criteria
--Considering pursuing a graduate degree in a technical field
--recommending a GPA of 3.0/4.0, or better.
--Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-- Attending a U.S. academic institution
--Two letters of recommendation into the program by professors or department chairs
-- a copy of the student transcript,
-- and letter of intent/personal statement - describe your technical interests and why you would like to be in the program.
|Stipend:||$5,000 for 11 weeks (stipend prorated for students unable to attend full 11 week program)|
|Additional Information:||NOTE: Students must work with their university or college to submit an application to the SURF program.|
Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information
NIST, 100 Bureau Dr., Stop 8400
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8400
NIST, 100 Bureau Dr., Stop 8200
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8200