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Earthquake Engineering (NEES) REU

Primary Institution: Purdue University
Affiliation: George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
City: West LaFayette
State: IN
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Civil Eng; Computer Science
Description: The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) is a network of experimental sites across the country designed to enhance engineers' and scientists' potential for discovery and collaboration.  The sites use a cyberinfrastructure to collect, store and visualize high volumes of data and access earthquake engineering simulation software using ultra-high-speed Internet2 connections.

The NEESreu is a dynamic 10-week summer research program for upper division undergraduate students interested in civil engineering, computer science/engineering, seismic risk mitigation, or engineering education. Each participant will be assigned to an individual project that contributes to the goals of an existing NEES research project or to development of cyberinfrastructure tools and/or educational modules. Students will be placed at one of eight NEES research labs.
Stipend: $5000
Benefits: Travel to NEES Annual Meeting and Young Researcher Symposium
Application Deadline: 03/01/2012
Job Website: http://nees.org/education/for-students/reu-program
Additional Information: Students will work with NEES researchers, attend virtual trainings with other NEESreu interns, and participate in enrichment activities including an orientation session at the NEES Annual Meeting in Boston and the Young Researchers Symposium at Stanford University the end of the summer.

Video conferencing and meetings using virtual world technology will be held to further the cohort experience with fellow NEESreu students at the various research sites. Mentors will include university faculty, researchers, and graduate students.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Alicia Lyman-Holt
O.H. Hinsdale Wave Laboratory
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Email: alicia.lyman-holt@oregonstate.edu