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					NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF
STANDARDS AND
TECHNOLOGY


 Summer Undergraduate
  Research Fellowship
What is NIST?

   NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency under the
    Dept. of Commerce
   NIST promotes U.S. innovation and industrial
    competitiveness by advancing measurement science,
    standards, and technology
   NIST creates new products and develops new
    standards to improve industry and daily life
NIST Internships
   There are two internship programs with
    separate applications: Gaithersburg, MD and
    Boulder, CO
   Each program is 11 weeks long
   DATES: May 27-August 8, 2008
   Housing, a travel allowance (as needed) and a
    $4000 stipend are provided
Eligibility
   Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors may apply
   Minimum 3.0 GPA
   Must be US citizens or permanent residents
   Should be majoring in the sciences or
    engineering
   Should have a strong interest in pursuing a
    Ph.D.
Internship Areas of Focus

In Gaithersburg, Maryland             In Boulder, Colorado
   Building and Fire Research           Chemical Science and Technology
   Center for Nanoscale Science         Electronics and Electrical
    and Technology
                                          Engineering
   Chemical Science and Technology
   Electronics and Electrical           Information Technology
    Engineering                          Materials Science and
   Information Technology                Engineering
   Manufacturing Engineering            Physics
   Materials Science & Engineering
   NIST Center for Neutron
    Research
   Physics
What do the NIST internships offer?
   SURFers work directly with NIST Research Advisors
   SURFers participate in a weekly seminar enrichment
    program
   SURFers give talks related to their NIST research projects
   Fellows are encouraged to present their results at national
    meetings
   SURFers are encouraged, but not required, to pursue their
    Ph.D. through NIST collaborative programs with local
    universities
   Research Advisors will be encouraged to visit the host
    colleges to discuss NIST research
   SURFers also participate in extramural group activities
Some Previous Internship Projects
   Investigation of Hot Particles in Rocky Flats Soil Material
   Human Computer Interfaces of Tomorrow: How Science
    Fiction Has Become Reality
   Optimization, Quality Assurance, and Quality Control in
    Neutron Detector Development
   Wind Load Factors for Tall Buildings
   Electrostatic Sensing of DNA Using Field Effect
    Transistors
   Trace Detection of Illicit Narcotics Utilizing Ion Mobility
    Spectrometry
Find Out More!
    Visit the NIST websites for helpful info
    Gaithersburg: http://www.surf.nist.gov/surf2.htm
    Boulder: http://surf.boulder.nist.gov/index.html

    These websites feature:
    Detailed descriptions of 2008 research projects

    Past internship project abstracts

    Information about housing and social life
How Do I Apply?
   SEPARATE applications are required for Gaithersburg and
    Boulder. Apply to one or both!
   You MUST apply through GW
   The complete application is due February 1, 2008
   Drop off the application at the Center for Undergraduate
    Fellowships and Research (CUFR), 714 21st Streeet NW
   Contact the CUFR for application help at
    fellcent@gwu.edu!
   You will hear results by the end of March or early April
What do I need to apply?
   The application is available at:
     Gaithersburg: http://www.surf.nist.gov/app.htm

     Boulder: http://surf.boulder.nist.gov/index.html

   PLEASE NOTE: ONLY complete the student application, NOT the
    institutional application!
   The student application requires:
     The Student Application Form

     Personal statement, including statement of research interests

     Resume

     Your official GW transcript and all other university transcripts

     Two letters of recommendation in signed, sealed envelopes

     Verification of citizenship or permanent residency

     Proof of valid health insurance
Selection Criteria
   Student's academic ability and commitment to program goals
    including:
       Evaluation of completed course work
       Expressed research interest
       Compatibility of the expressed research interest with SURF Program
        research areas
       Research skills
       GPA in courses relevant to the SURF Program
       Career goals
       Honors and activities
   Do your research! Visit the SURF homepages and FAQs!

				
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