Moncrief Undergraduate Summer Internship

Moncrief Summer Interns 2015

The Moncrief Internship Program is hosting 12 students for Summer 2015.
  • Jonas Actor
    University of Chicago
  • Timothy Baba
    Huston-Tillotson University
  • Steven Brill
    Notre Dame
  • Aldo Carranza
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Austin Dulaney
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Henry Li
    Yale University
  • Joseph Moon
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Anna Peng
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Neel Rakholia
    Columbia University
  • Todd Santee
    University of Colorado Denver
  • Jessica Vidmark
    Florida Institute of Technology
  • Alexandra Williams
    Louisiana State University

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 2015.  (International students in F-1 status who are currently enrolled in a U.S. institution may also apply.)

Internship Information

  1. Stipend: $6,000
  2. Internship Dates: June 6 - August 12, 2016
  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, 2016

Applicants will be notified of decisions by March 4, 2016.

How to apply

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Submit the following materials to the Internship Coordinator:

  1. Summer 2016 Internship Application form
  2. A copy of official transcript(s)
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation (The letters should be sent directly to the internship coordinator from your references.  PDF format is preferred.)

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

  • The Role of Thermal Stress in Modeling CaCO3 Crystalline Fouling in Heat Exchangers (2015)
    Supervisor: Ivo Babuska
  • PASGCODE: Parallel ASynchronous Greedy Dual Coordinate Descent (2015)
    Supervisor: Inderjit Dhillon
  • Feasible and Optimal Path Planning in Strong Current Fields (2015)
    Supervisor: Efstathios Bakolas
  • Simulating Permeation of Tryptophan through Membranes with Different Concentrations of Na+ and Cl- (2015)
    Supervisor: Ron Elber
  • Implementation of Multiresolution Community Detection Algorithm (2015)
    Supervisor: Kui Ren
  • Improvements to Lagrangian Particle Tracking in ADCIRC Simulations (2015)
    Supervisor: Clint Dawson
  • Enhancing and Expanding the Model of a General Dynamics Holcroft Roller Hearth Metal Heat Treating Furnace (2015)
    Supervisor: Michael Baldea
  • Nearest Neighbor Search in Hilbert Space (2015)
    Supervisor: George Biros
  • Investigating the Effect of Increasing Cyclic Strain on the Remodeling Capabilities of the Mitral Valve Anterior Leaflet Using an Agent‐based Modeling Approach (2015)
    Supervisor: Michael Sacks
  • Using Handcrafted Heuristics to Segment TEM Images of Mitral Valve Interstitial Cells (MVICs) (2015)
    Supervisor: Michael Sacks