National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Gaithersburg, MD, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. Note that applications for participation in the SURF program are only accepted from colleges or universities, and not from individual students. At WPI, the application is coordinated by the Office of Sponsored Programs, which prepares a single proposal from the institution to the NIST SURF program. This proposal, using the forms provided, will include a portion completed by an institutional representative and a set of materials provided by each student applicant. Students can participate in any one of the seven NIST laboratories: * Building and Fire Research * Chemical Science and Technology * Electronics and Electrical Engineering * Information Technology * Manufacturing Engineering * Materials Science & Engineering * Physics. The student application form will indicate in which laboratory he/she is most interested. The applications will be considered by all programs, with consideration of the student's preferences and research interests.