SFI Research Experiences for Undergraduates
paul at santafe.edu
Fri Dec 13 00:31:47 EST 2002
RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
AT THE SANTA FE INSTITUTE, SUMMER 2003
Undergraduate students work with faculty mentors on an individual
project focusing on some aspect of the computational properties of
complex systems. SFI's broad program of research is aimed at
understanding both the common features of complex systems and at
comprehending the enormous diversity of specific examples. Projects
focus on adaptive computation; physics, mathematics, information
science, and computational aspects of complexity; economics as a
complex, adaptive system; and the life sciences including modeling of
the immune system, theoretical neurobiology, genetic data analysis,
theoretical ecology, and models of protein folding.
This program is highly individualized. Each student works with one or
more faculty mentors on a specific project. The project may be based on
a suggestion from the SFI mentor, an idea from the student intern, or a
combination of the two. Participants are expected to be in residence
approximately 10 weeks, within an approximate mid-May to mid-August
window. Internships may be part- or full-time, although it is likely
that most summer students will hold full-time positions.
Interns receive living stipends (from which housing costs are deducted)
during their stay, along with some support of round-trip travel expenses
from their home institution. The Institute will make appropriate,
affordable, shared housing arrangements in Santa Fe for REU interns.
Because Santa Fe lacks a full public transportation system, autos are
provided to participants on a shared basis. Those interns who can bring
their private transportation are urged to do so.
Support for this program is provided by a grant from the National
Science Foundation (NSF) through the Research Experiences for
Undergraduates program. Per NSF guidelines, it is open to U.S. citizens
and permanent residents only. For the purposes of this program an
undergraduate student is a student who is enrolled in a degree program
(part-time or full-time) leading to a bachelor's degree. Students who
are transferring from one institution to another and are enrolled at
neither institution during the intervening summer may participate. 2003
graduating college seniors are not eligible for this program; nor are
graduating high school students who have not yet enrolled as undergraduates.
Mathematical or computational skills or experience (particularly
knowledge of the rudiments of the Unix operating system and/or a
programming language such as C) are favorably considered.
Provide a current resume, official transcript, and a statement of your
current research interests and what you intend to accomplish during your
internship. Also, please have three scientists who know your abilities
write letters recommending you for this program.
Online application is available at
http://www.santafe.edu/reuannounce.html. We strongly encourage you to
apply online in order to expedite your application.
Applications sent via postal mail will also be accepted. Include your
e-mail address and fax number. Do not bind your application materials
in any manner. Send application packages to:
Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Santa Fe Institute
1399 Hyde Park Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Official transcripts and letters of recommendation may be included in
the application package in sealed envelopes, or sent separately to the
address above. Letters of recommendation may also be e-mailed directly
from the author to paul at santafe.edu.
All application materials must be postmarked or electronically submitted
no later than February 28, 2003.
Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
For further details about SFI's Resesarch Experiences for Undergraduates
program, please visit http://www.santafe.edu/reuannounce.html, or
contact Paul Brault, (505) 984-8800 ext. 235, paul at santafe.edu.
The Santa Fe Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
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