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BioGrid Summer REU Site

Primary Institution: University of Connecticut
City: Storrs
State: CT
Job Duration: June 2009 to Aug 2009
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Minimum GPA: N/A
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Computer Science and Engineering, Biology, Life-Sciences
Description: The Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Connecticut will host an NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program beginning in 2008. The program offers undergraduate students nationwide the opportunity to participate in research activities associated with the Bio-Grid initiatives conducted at the University of Connecticut. The initiatives aim at advancing the application of modern computing infrastructure and information technology to research and practice in various life-science disciplines. Specific research activities include several inter-disciplinary projects led by researchers at the University of Connecticut.

This REU site will support 10 undergraduate students for an eight-week summer research program in each project year. Details of the 2009 summer program are as follows:

Dates:  June 9 - August 1, 2009 (Tentative Date)
Stipend: $3,600 (Subsistence and travel reimbursements are also available.)
Prerequisites: Background in computing or biological science and interest in both subjects.

A series of training seminars will equip students with preliminary background knowledge. The seminars introduce students to concepts involving modern computing infrastructures, related information technology, as well as research work in life-science disciplines that rely on or benefit from such infrastructures. REU students will work with the project staff on a selected research topic. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the Annual International Bio-Grid Workshop, which will expose participants to similar research projects conducted worldwide.

The project staff has strong research credentials in computing infrastructures, algorithmic techniques, middle-ware support and resource management strategies that are generally applicable to various life-science disciplines. We anticipate the associated activities with our REU program will prepare future software engineers to formalize and solve problems emerging from life sciences, as well as life-science researchers and professionals to gain a strong background in information processing techniques.
Stipend: 3600
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/01/2009
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Chun-Hsi Huang
371 Fairfield Way, Unit 2155
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: (860)4865472
Fax: (860)4864817
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