Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Title 
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Institution 
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Institution Type 
National Government Laboratory
City 
Gaithersburg or Boulder
State 
Maryland or Colorado
Field 
All STEM Fields; Students with physics, material science, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors are always encouraged to apply. There may be research opportunities for students with other majors.
Start Date 
MD Campus = May 26, 2015; CO Campus= May 18, 2015
End Date 
MD Campus = August 9, 2015; CO Campus = July 31, 2015
Stipend 
$5500
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
February 13, 2015
Description 
The SURF Program is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission. SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the six NIST laboratories which are the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), Engineering Laboratory (EL), and Information Technology (ITL), Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), and NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR).
Qualifications 
Citizenship Requirement The program is open to United States citizens and permanent residents. School Requirement Applicants must be undergraduates at a U.S. university or college with a technical major. Health Coverage Requirement Applicants must be covered by health insurance through their school or family. Academic Requirements A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or better is recommended. Students with physics, materials science, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors are encouraged to apply. There may be research opportunities for students with other majors. Classification Requirements Applicants must be enrolled as undergraduates as of the application deadline date. Successful applicants must make arrangements to receive their fellowship and stipend funds from their educational institutions.
Contact 
Dr. Brandi Toliver
URL 
http://www.nist.gov/surf/
Email 
brandi.toliver@nist.gov
Number of Participants 
200
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
no

Housing arrangements have been made with a local apartment complex for the SURF students to share fully furnished 2-bedroom (4 beds) apartments. Students should expect to share a bedroom with one other person. Additionally, a travel allowance is available for students.