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NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program (Virtual)


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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
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Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world's leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners. The mission of the SURF Program is to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission.

As SURF participant, you can expect to train under the mentorship of international known NIST scientists and engineers, acquire lifelong leadership and analytical skills, build professional networks, and learn about a career in public service. Additionally, you will also gain insight on how NIST improves our quality of life through the advancement of measurement science, standards, and technology. During the 11-week appointment, you will receive a stipend and numerous professional skillsets.

Prospective applicants must apply for acceptance into the SURF Program online for both SURF-Boulder or SURF-Gaithersburg. The announcement will close on the February deadline, or when we have received the application limit which may be sooner than the closing date.


Application Deadline: 2/19/2021
Note: Most programs maintain a similar program cycle (including similar application deadlines) year after year. Click here to understand dates and deadlines on PathwaysToScience.org.

Program Dates: 5/24/2021 - 8/6/2021

Participating Institution(s):
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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Computational Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
General Math & Computational Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Physics

Keywords:
Applied Physics
Computer Modeling
Engineering Research
Human-Computer Interaction
Materials Theory
Mathematical Modelling
Physical Sciences

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


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