Moncrief Undergraduate Summer Internship

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

For participation in the Summer 2018 program applicants must be 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 2018

Internship Information

  1. Stipend: $6,000
  2. Internship Dates: June 4 - August 10, 2018
  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, 2018

Applicants will be notified of decisions by March 2, 2018.

How to apply

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Submit the following materials to the Internship Coordinator via the Application Materials Uploader located below:

  1. Summer 2018 Internship Application form
  2. Resume
  3. A copy of your official transcript(s). PLEASE NOTE - this is a COPY of your official transcript (i.e. get your official transcript, scan it, and then upload it.) Unofficial transcripts (such as those printed from your university's website) will NOT be accepted. UT AUSTIN STUDENTS - you do not need to upload your UT transcript. Please provide the Internship Coordinator (e-mail address below) with your UT EID so we can access your transcript.
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation (letters should uploaded directly by your references. Please provide them with the link to this page. PDF format is preferred.)

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Previous summer research topics

  • Sparse Matrix Methods for Fast Real-time Model Predictive Control (2017)
    Supervisor: Ufuk Topcu
  • Numerical Analysis of ODE Solvers for Seismic Ray Tracing (2017)
    Supervisor: Sergey Fomel
  • Myocardium Left Ventricle Segmentation Model (2017)
    Supervisor: Michael Sacks
  • Modeling Polarization Retention with the Landau-Khalatnikov Equation (2017)
    Supervisor: Alex Demkov
  • Computational Refinement of Protein-Ligand Structures (2017)
    Supervisor: Chandrajit Bajaj
  • Propogation of Ribbon Shaped Hydraulic Fractures (2017)
    Supervisor: Greg Rodin
  • A Hybrid Model of Tumor Growth and Angiogenesis: Theory and Simulations (2017)
    Supervisor: Thomas Yankeelov
  • Multimodal Brain Tumor Segmentation (2017)
    Supervisor: George Biros
  • Contrast Problem in PDE: A Computational Study with Finite Element Method (2017)
    Supervisor: Ivo Babuska
  • Neural Networks as Surrogate Models for Forward and Inverse Problems (2016)
    Supervisor: Omar Ghattas
  • Forecasting Storm Surge with Modifications to Bottom Friction in the Houston Bay Area (2016)
    Supervisors: Jennifer Proft & Clint Dawson
  • Investigation of the Accuracy and Performance of Condition Number Estimation of a Square Matrix (2016)
    Supervisor: Robert van de Geijn