SFI Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Paul Brault paul at santafe.edu
Mon Jan 28 17:19:31 EST 2002



 Undergraduate students work with a faculty mentor 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 self-selected project. Participants
are expected to be in residence approximately 10 weeks, within the
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 support of round-trip travel expenses (air
or car) from their home institution. The Institute will make
appropriate, affordable, shared housing arrangements in Santa Fe for REU
interns. Since this program is an educational rather than employment
experience, stipends are expected to support a "no-gain/no-loss"
situation for students (although previous, frugal interns have managed
to save modest amounts out of their summer support).

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 through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Program.  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.  College seniors graduating in 2002
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.


Online application available at:

To apply via postal mail: send a current resume, official transcripts,
and a one
to two-page statement of your current research interests and what you
intend to accomplish during your internship. Please have three
scientists who know your abilities write letters recommending you for
this program. Include
your e-mail address and/or fax number. Send complete applications to:

                         Summer Research Opportunities for
                         Santa Fe Institute
                         1399 Hyde Park Road
                         Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

All your application materials must be postmarked or electronically
transmitted by February 15, 2002.

Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

For further information: 
http://www.santafe.edu/sfi/education/indexREUS.html, or contact Paul
Brault, (505) 984-8800 x 235, paul at santafe.edu.

Support for this program is provided by a grant from the National
Science Foundation through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Program.  The Santa Fe Institute is an equal opportunity employer.



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