Category Archives: Undergraduate Research

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

SURF recipients will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer. Awards are up to $3,300. Applications are due by noon, Friday, Jan. 25. See mtu.edu/surf for more details.

Briefly the application consists of a short questionnaire, a 2 page proposal and a letter of support from the student’s faculty mentor. I have some tips and example proposals on the web site:
mtu.edu/surf (“Student Application” link under “Resources”.)

For more information, please contact me at surf@mtu.edu .

Regards,
Will Cantrell


Undergraduate Research Expo

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Showcasing undergraduate research at Michigan Tech Friday, March 22, 2013 in the Rozsa Lobby

Abstract Deadline Extension: January 26

Undergraduate researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts to honors+expo@mtu.edu by January 26. Abstract guidelines and formatting attached to this message.

Direct questions to honors+expo@mtu.edu.

Printing of posters is sponsored by The Honors Institute of Michigan Tech.

Prizes awarded to the top 3 presentations:
1st—$200      2nd—$150    3rd—$100

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Presenter and Poster Guidelines


RISE Germany at TU Dortmund: Research Internships in Science and Engineering

Once again, TU Dortmund University in Germany is offering top summer internships for your students within the framework of the DAAD program RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering). Our website gives
you a direct link to the RISE database and further information about the program:
http://www.aaa.uni-dortmund.de/cms/en/International_Students/Internships_in_Dortmund/index.html

RISE undergrads have the opportunity to work on cutting edge research projects at top research institutions (e.g., Max-Planck and Fraunhofer Institutes) and universities in Germany. Students are paired with German PhD students in a unique mentoring partnership to ensure immediate integration into hands on lab work and built-in social network with an excellent opportunity to develop new technical skills. Starting December 6th and through January 31st, your undergraduate students can search the DAAD’s database for summer internship opportunities in Germany and apply
for up to three positions. Since TU Dortmund has become one of the top 5 destinations in Germany for RISE internships (and the Ruhr Area has become the top destination in all of Germany), your students are sure to find a
research area at TU Dortmund that interests them. The starting dates are flexible between mid-May and the end of June.

All RISE interns receive a scholarship for living expenses from the DAAD, and at TU Dortmund the interns are actively involved in events and lectures on campus and in the entire Ruhr Area. Moreover, the interns may enroll at TU Dortmund to receive all of the benefits of a student, for example a transportation ticket for the entire state (to reach
destinations like Cologne, Dusseldorf and Essen), reduced prices for meals on campus, reduced entrance fees at museums, etc.
The RISE internships do not count in the exchange balance, but should help raise awareness among your student body for the partnership with TU Dortmund and the benefits of being in the vibrant “Ruhr metropolis”, the most highly populated area in Germany.

Students who are rather looking to focus on a summer program with classes in Engineering and Business or German and European Studies should also consider our International Summer Program from May 26th through July 31st:
http://www.aaa.uni-rtmund.de/cms/en/International_Students/International_Summer_Program__ISP_/index.html

Best wishes from Dortmund,
Laura Hope

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Internship Coordinator, International Office
TU Dortmund University
Emil-Figge-Str. 61
44227 Dortmund
Germany


SURFs up

Applications for 2012 Summer Undergraduate Fellowships (SURFs) are now open. Fellowship winners will spend the summer on an individual research project under the guidance of a Michigan Tech faculty mentor. SURFs are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer. Awards are up to $3300. Applications are due no later than noon, Friday, January 20.

More information and the application materials and instructions can be found at www.mtu.edu/surf .

Questions should be addressed to the SURF coordinator, Will Cantrell, at cantrell@mtu.edu .