Moncrief Undergraduate Summer Internship

Moncrief Summer Interns 2017

Moncrief Summer Interns 2017

  • Apurva Badithela
    University of Minnesota
  • Alicia Downard
    Colorado School of Mines
  • Carolina Dunbar
    Loyola University
  • Benjamin Hatanpaa
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Davis Owen
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Bernardo Perez Fonseca
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Caleb Phillips
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Chukwubuikem Ume-Ugwa
    University of South Florida
  • Honghe Zhao
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Simiao Zuo
    University of Texas at Austin

The Moncrief Undergraduate Summer Internship Program is organized to provide summer support for qualified undergraduate students of mathematics, science, and engineering to work within the Institute during the summer months. Interns work with faculty and research staff from one of ICES’ 17 research centers and groups on one of a wide range of research topics. Research activities generally focus on developing modeling and simulation methods to study problems in areas such as energy, advanced materials, biomedical research, nanomanufacturing and related areas that draw on applied and computational mathematics, computing, fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, mathematical physics, and biology.

Eligibility Requirements

U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate institution and will be entering their junior or senior year in Fall 2017

Internship Information

  1. Stipend: $6,000
  2. Internship Dates: June 5 - August 11, 2017
  3. Interns will be assigned a faculty supervisor in one of the ICES Research Centers or Groups and will work with faculty, graduate students, and postdocs.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

Applicants will be notified of decisions by March 3, 2017.

How to apply

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Submit the following materials to the Internship Coordinator:

  1. Summer 2017 Internship Application form
  2. Resume
  3. A copy of official transcript(s). **Note for UT Austin students ONLY - you do not need to send your UT transcript. Please provide the Internship Coordinator with your UT EID so we can access your transcript.
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation (The letters should be sent directly to the internship coordinator from your references. PDF format is preferred.)

Please review our Program FAQs for important and helpful information about your application and the internship.

Materials may be e-mailed directly to the Internship Coordinator at or may be mailed to the following address:

Internship Coordinator
Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
201 East 24th Street, Stop C0200
Austin, TX 78712-1229

For questions regarding this program, please contact:

Previous summer research topics

  • Neural Networks as Surrogate Models for Forward and Inverse Problems (2016)
    Supervisor: Omar Ghattas
  • Simulating Rarefied Atmosphere of Europa Over Rough Surface Penitentes (2016)
    Supervisor: Philip Varghese
  • High Performance Implementations of DGEMM and DSYMM with Strassen's Algorithm (2016)
    Supervisor: Robert van de Geijn
  • Computational Refinement of Zika Virus Capsid Protein (2016)
    Supervisor: Chandrajit Bajaj
  • Elastic-Plastic Deformation on a 2-D Plane (2016)
    Supervisor: John Foster
  • Forecasting Storm Surge with Modifications to Bottom Friction in the Houston Bay Area (2016)
    Supervisors: Jennifer Proft & Clint Dawson
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Permeation of a Charged Amino Acid through an Inverse-Phosphocholine Lipid (2016)
    Supervisors: Ron Elber & Alfredo Cardenas
  • Investigation of the Accuracy and Performance of Condition Number Estimation of a Square Matrix (2016)
    Supervisor: Robert van de Geijn