7 weeks from June 2020 to August 2020
The NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center (STC) is looking for 2-4 undergraduate research assistants to serve as NSF REU Fellows from June 2020 to August 2020. They will potentially work at George Mason University Site (Fairfax, VA), Harvard University site (Cambridge, MA) depending on funding availability from NSF.
This opportunity is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) I/UCRC and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Programs which enable undergraduate students to obtain research experience and consider a career path in spatiotemporal domains (e.g., CS, Geography, Geosciences). NSF REU Student interns will work in a team with graduate students, postdocs, and faculty at one of the two center sites and will conduct research related to spatiotemporal issues. NSF fellows also have the opportunity to attend a professional conference to present their research results. Students may participate in various projects.
Funding up to $8K will be provided to cover expenses, including stipend, travel, lodging (if needed), meals for each participant.
The participation will be virtual from selected student’s place if the GMU campus is still closed by the summer of 2020. Selected participants will join the COVID-19 rapid response team (http://covid-19.stcenter.net/) in addition to a specific project.
A complete application includes:
There will be three steps for selecting the students: 1) Site directors will collaboratively select a pool of promising applicants. 2) Faculty members will select the relevant applicants who match their interest. 3) A phone interview will be arranged with the selected candidates to consider the applicant’s background and communication and teamwork skills, and topic of interest.
Please submit your application through email to Ms. Qian Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org). The review of applications will start on Apr.20, 2020, and end until the position is filled. Feel free to contact Dr. Chaowei Yang (email@example.com) with questions about the NSF REU Summer Fellows in Spatiotemporal Computing. We look forward to receiving your applications.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration as summer follows without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.