Moncrief Undergraduate Summer Internship

Moncrief Summer Interns 2014

The summer intern program hosted 10 students this year: (left to right)  Young Sun Lee, Janaina Souza Alves, Yi Ji, Daniel Bodily, Maytee Chantharayukhonthorn, Nihal Koduri, Sam Adams, Nicholas McDaniel, Nicholas Link, and Filip Drozdowski. 
  • Sam Adams
    Rice University
  • Daniel Bodily
    Brigham Young University
  • Maytee Chantharayukhonthorn
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Filip Drozdowski
    Rice University
  • Yi Ji
    Rice University
  • Nihal Koduri
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Young Sun Lee
    Williams College
  • Nicholas Link
    Rice University
  • Nicholas McDaniel
    Texas A&M University
  • Janaina Souza Alves
    University of Notre Dame

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 1 - August 7, 2015
  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 2, 2015

Applicants will be notified of decisions on March 6, 2015.

How to apply

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Submit the following materials to the Internship Coordinator:

  1. Summer 2015 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

  • Optimizing the Exploration of Potential Energy Surfaces (2014)
    Supervisor: Graeme Henkelman
  • Solving the Differential Equation Using p-version Finite Element Method in One-dimension (2014)
    Supervisor: Ivo Babuska
  • Creating a Framework to Study the Rupture of Vulnerable Plaques Due to the Microcalcification Hypothesis (2014)
    Supervisor: Thomas Hughes
  • Quasi Monte Carlo Sampling Techniques on Polygons and Motion Group Manifolds (2014)
    Supervisor: Chandrajit Bajaj
  • Optimizing the Generation of Jacobi Polynomials (2014)
    Supervisor: Leszek Demkowicz
  • The Effectiveness of Molecular Dynamics in Ranking Protein Complex Models (2014)
    Supervisor: Ron Elber
  • Using FEniCS to Solve Model Variational Inverse Problems (2014)
    Supervisor: Omar Ghattas
  • Investigation of DG Methods for Rainfall/runoff Modeling (2013)
    Supervisor: Clint Dawson
  • Molecular Dynamics and Bayesian Methods for Calibration of Course-Grained Models (2013)
    Supervisor: J. Tinsley Oden
  • Fast Algorithm for Data Clustering (2013)
    Supervisor: George Biros
  • Cardiac Modeling and Segmentation (2013)
    Supervisor: Michael Sacks