LSU, Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Application Project and the Center for Computation and Technology to Host Summer Research Programs

01/30/2015 01:14 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU and the Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications, or LA-SiGMA, project, along with the Center for Computation & Technology, or CCT, are accepting applications for four research programs specifically designed for teachers, high school and undergraduate students interested in delving into the world of computational and material sciences.
 

Selected undergraduate students will have the opportunity to conduct research with LSU faculty through CCT Research Experiences for Undergraduates program and the LA-SiGMA Research Experiences for Undergraduates. Eligible high school students can apply for the LA-SiGMA Research Experiences for High School Students project. Teachers selected to participate in the Research Experiences for Teachers will be introduced to world-class researchers, tour labs that are off limits to the general public, and conduct significant research.  

The Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications Research Experiences for Teachers is a six-week program that will be offered to 18 selected teachers interested in working collaboratively on research projects involving science materials and computer-based modeling. Research will be conducted at LSU, Louisiana Tech University or the University of New Orleans. The total budget for each participant is $7,000, which includes up to $1,000 in travel funds, stipend, materials, supplies meals, housing and materials and supplies for classrooms.
 

Participants must be a middle, high school or community college teacher currently teaching science, mathematics or technology with a bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, mathematics or education; is interested in materials science and computation science; able to conduct on-site research during the entire six weeks of the program and is a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.  Program dates are end of May through early August – dates vary by university.  For more information, please visit http://ret.lasigma.loni.org/.
 

The Research Experiences for High School Students project at LSU will be held May 25 through July 3. Four students will be selected to participate in this program. Students will work collaboratively on a wide variety of material science projects. Participants will receive a stipend of $1,800, free housing in university residence halls and up to $400 in travel expenses. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident that are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and are considering attending college. For more information, please visit http://www.institute.loni.org/lasigma/rehss.
 

Nine undergraduate students will be selected for the Center for Computation and Technology Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at LSU. Each student will receive a stipend of $5,000, free housing in university residence halls and up to $600 to cover travel expenses to and from Baton Rouge. Participants will work collaboratively on a wide variety of computation science projects. Applicants must be undergraduate, community college or graduating high school students interested in a major that is within the computational sciences umbrella with at least a 2.75 GPA, considering a career in research and/or graduate school, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and graduating at least one semester after participating in the program. Students will learn to use some of the nation’s largest supercomputers, may participate in the setup and management of large-scale simulations and may take an important role in analysis and visualization of simulation results. Program date is May 25 through Aug. 1. For more information, please visit http://reu.cct.lsu.edu/.
 

The LA-SiGMA Research Experiences for Undergraduates program will run from the end of May through early August – program dates vary by university.  Thirty high school students will be selected, five each at LSU, Louisiana Tech University, Southern University at Baton Rouge, Tulane University, University of New Orleans, and Xavier University of Louisiana for the program. Free housing in university residence halls will be provided along with a stipend of $4,500, and up to $400 for travel expenses. Undergraduate, community college or graduating high school students interested in a major that is within the computational sciences umbrella with at least a 2.75 GPA and considering a career in research and/or graduate school may apply. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. For more information, visit http://reu.lasigma.loni.org/.
 

Applications for all programs are due Sunday, March 1.

Alison  Satake 
LSU Media Relations
225-578-3870
asatake@lsu.edu

Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015