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Primary Institution: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Affiliation: U.S. Dept. of Commerce
City: Gaithersburg
State: MD
Job Duration: up to 11 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Elementary Particles and Fields
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Medical Physics
Nonlinear Dynamics
Nuclear Physics
Plasmas and Beam Physics
Sound and Acoustics
Electrical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Description: The National Institute of Standards and Technology has a 9- to 11-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program providing hands-on research experience in Physics, Materials Science, Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Mathematics. It is located just outside Washington, DC. A program also exists on NIST's Boulder, CO campus.

Further information on these opportunities can be obtained by looking our website -  An informational video can be viewed at

The Fellowship will include a stipend, and travel and housing allowances. Note that applications for participation in the SURF program are only accepted from colleges or universities, and not from individual students.

Student Eligibility Criteria

--Considering pursuing a graduate degree in a technical field
--GPA of 3.0/4.0, or better.
--Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident at a U.S. academic institution.
--Two letters of recommendation into the program by professors, department chairs,
-- a copy of the student transcript,
-- and letter of intent/personal statement
Stipend: $4,000 for 11 weeks
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/15/2007
Job Website:
Additional Information: NOTE: Students must work with their university or college to submit an application to the SURF program.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Anita Sweigert
NIST, 100 Bureau Dr., Stop 8400
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8400
Phone: 301-975-4200
Fax: 301-975-3038
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