Moncrief Undergraduate Summer Internship

Moncrief Summer Interns 2016

Moncrief Summer Interns 2016

  • Haocheng An
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Alexander Cook
    Pennsylvania State University
  • Michael Johnson
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Hannah Peterson
    Colorado School of Mines
  • Sam Petzold
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Ian Philips
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Leslie Rice
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Bassel Saleh
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Scott Singer
    New York 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 2016

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