SURFing the Information Technology Laboratory
The Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. This program is designed to provide hands-on research experience in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Software Testing, Computer Security, Information Access and Networking. Located just outside Washington, DC, available research opportunities include:
Computer Science / Information Technology
Human Interaction with Computing Technologies Computer Accessibility
Networking and Communications
Computer Network Modeling Integrated Cellular, WiFi, and Other High-speed Wireless Networks Mobile Communications for Police/Fire/Rescue Applications Pervasive Computing Multimedia Computing
Information Security Biometrics for Computer Access and Security Cryptography Computer Forensics
Trustworthy Software Software Measurement Science Software Quality Testing Digital Data Retrieval and Preservation
Natural Language and Speech Processing Computational Linguistics Intelligent Systems Evaluation Information Visualization Bioinformatics HealthCare Informatics
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematical Modeling Graph Theory Monte Carlo Methods Scientific Visualization Image Analysis Data Mining Machine Learning Experimental Design Network Science Computational Biology Combinatorics & Testing
Further information on many of these opportunities can be obtained by looking at the descriptions of ongoing Information Technology research given by the National Research Council in their announcement of the NRC postdoctoral research associate program at NIST (then click on National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)), as well as the NIST publication Guide to NIST.
The Fellowship will include a stipend for the 11 week period, in addition to travel and housing allowances. Applications must be submitted by the school; e.g., by the chair of an academic department or by appropriate administrative staff.
In addition to "SURFing the Information Technology Laboratory" program there is also a SURF program in each of the other NIST Laboratories (PL, MEL, BFRL, EEEL, CSTL, MSEL). Check out their web pages as well! Also check out the Main NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) homepage.