January 22 2010
Check with the department office to determine the availability of each of the advisors.
Due to low enrollment, the department has decided to cancel CECS 346 this semester. Furthermore, starting in Fall 2010, CECS 346 will be offered Fall semesters only and CECS 347 will be offered Spring semesters only. Therefore, students eligible to enroll in CECS 347 this Spring 2010 should do so now, otherwise you will not have an opportunity to enroll until next Spring 2011.
There are some changes coming in Fall 2010. While these affect incoming students, I'm including this information here as it may affect some of you. The most important change is that CECS 100 will now be required and will also be a prerequisite of CECS 174.
The Discovery Science Center (DSC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young minds, assisting teachers, and increasing public understanding and appreciation of science, math, and technology through interactive exhibits and programs. The DSC is currently seeking IT interns for Summer 2010. Two different internships are available:
Students interested in applying for this internship should contact Laura Schmidl via e-mail to schedule an interview.
The Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) is accepting Applications through February 15, 2010 for a summer REU program in applied mathematics. Visit the RIPS website for information on this unique summer REU program in applied mathematics. Student teams use math to solve industrial problems, proposed by an industry sponsor. International students are eligible for RIPS-LA. Graduating seniors are eligible for all three. The application is available online. Applications are due Feb. 15, 2010.
The Systems Teaching Institute (STI) a 10-12 week paid summer research program for graduate students in fields relevant to NASA Ames research. Selected students will gain hands-on experience working with cutting-edge research and development teams, an increased understanding of the NASA mission, and mentoring in research management skills. Besides working closely with Ames scientists and engineers, students will have the opportunity to attend seminars tailored to their level of expertise, career development workshops, and an end-of-summer symposium where they can share their results with other student interns. Awards (in the form of travel support to a national conference) will be given for the best symposium poster presentations. We have a wide variety of exciting research projects in Aerospace Sciences, Information Sciences, Nanosciences, Earth Sciences, and Biotechnology.
All application materials should be postmarked on or before January 31, 2010.
The Nano-CEMMS Undergraduate Research Program is held for a 10 week period over the summer. This is a chance for students to engage in full-time research on a nanotechnology-related topic and to gauge their interest and potential for future research at the graduate student level. To be eligible for the summer program, students do not need to have any background in nanotechnology, all students pursuing science/engineering/math degrees are eligible to apply.
Each student works with a graduate student mentor who provides support, encouragement, guidance and leadership. Students meet for weekly group meetings where they have opportunities to share their progress and gain a broad overview of the wide array of Nano-CEMMS projects.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at the Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (or Nano-CEMMS) Nano-CEMMS is an interdisciplinary research center funded by the National Science Foundation that focuses on nanotechnology.
The online application can be found at the Nano-CEMMS Undergraduate Research Program website and has a deadline of February 15th. Applicants should take a look at the website and visit some of the research websites of the affiliated professors and mention which areas are of interest to them.