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APPLICATION FOR THE SUMMER NIST SURF 2018

01/17/ 2018

Every year, the Resource Center for Science and Engineering of the University of Puerto Rico, coordinates the attendance of undergraduate students for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) atGaithersburg. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is one of the most prestigious national laboratories in the United States.

·         https://www.nist.gov/surf/surf-gaithersburg

·         https://www.nist.gov/surf/surf-gaithersburg/overview

·         https://www.nist.gov/surf/surf-gaithersburg/overview/student-eligibility

·         https://www.nist.gov/surf/welcome/financial-support

·         https://www.nist.gov/surf/welcome/housing

·         https://www.nist.gov/surf/surf-gaithersburg/application

·         https://www.nist.gov/surf/surf-gaithersburg/research-programs

·         https://www.nist.gov/surf/surf-gaithersburg/nist-contacts

In the list above, students will find general information regarding the internship and the available research laboratories, and  a copy of the application form.  The applications CANNOT be sent independently to NIST, Gaithersburg. Only the Resource Center for Science and Engineering is authorized to process and send the applications received in our office starting from the date of publication of this notice until January 31, 2018. This will allow us to evaluate and prepare all the necessary documentation that will be submitted to NIST for evaluation and approval.  The applications must comply with all the specifications in the NIST SURF 2018 application form and checklist.  All recommendation letters, evidence of citizenship, curriculum vitae, personal statements, and transcript must be sealed and addressed to Prof. Javier Figueroa, Coordinator.  INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.

ALL DOCUMENTS AND RECOMMENDATION LETTERS MUST BE IN ENGLISH.  DOCUMENTS IN SPANISH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Students must apply only to the Gaithersburg SURF 2018 program.

The basic criteria for application are having a GPA of 3.0 or more, and currently being an active student enrolled in a STEM program.  Once the federal agency has selected the students that will participate they will award them with a stipend of approximately $5,500 (for a 10 week internship).  The award will be divided in 3 partial payments through the entire summer internship duration. Lodging expenses and up to a maximum of $500 for airfare expenses will also be covered.

Once the student is accepted by the NIST-SURF program, the student cannot cancel their participation. Every student must have an active email account due to the fact that all communications with NIST are through email.

REMEMBER THAT ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE IN OUR OFFICE IN FULL BY THE DEADLINE: January 31, 2018.

All interested students must prepare and organize a manila envelope with all the required documentation and send it via certified mail, at least 5 days prior to the deadline to ensure they arrive in time  to the following address:

Javier Figueroa
NIST- SURF
P.O. Box 23334
UPR Station
San Juan P.R. 00931-3334

Or personally delivered at the office:

Facundo Bueso Building
Resource Center for Science and Engineering
3rd floor
Office 334
Río Piedras Campus