ASA Summer Undergraduate Research or Internship Experience in Acoustics (SURIEA)

Under represented minority undergraduates interested in participating in a paid 12-week summer acoustics research and industry program organized by the Acoustical Society of America are invited to apply! There are exciting opportunities in a number of areas including sound control, transmission, reception, or effects of sound on people, animals or even objects.

External Acoustics Research Sites

NSF REU Site: Physics Research at Brigham Young University

Undergraduates and secondary school teachers interested in participating in a 10-week summer physics research program at Brigham Young University are invited to apply. There are exciting opportunities in a number of areas including optics (using lasers of all kinds including ultrashort pulse and UV lasers), computer modeling, plasmas, solid state and thin film science, acoustics, theory, and astronomy.

NSF REU Site: Spectroscopy at Coe College

This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site at Coe College provides eight undergraduate students each summer the opportunity to participate in research on topics in optics, glass science, acoustics, molecular biology, detector physics, modeling, and biomaterials, all under the common focus of spectroscopy. In addition to participating in research with an experienced and dedicated mentor, the REU students will engage in activities such as seminars and lectures and give two oral presentations, one at mid-term and then a final twenty minute talk.

NSF REU Site: Research Experiences for Community College Students in Physics and Astronomy

Students will have the opportunity to participate in current research projects in physics, bio-physics or astronomy and perform independent research on a wide range of projects that aim to broaden their understanding of science and involve them in the acquisition, analysis and presentation of experimental data.

NSF REU Site: Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Materials and Controls of Aerial Vehicles

The REU site will promote exciting undergraduate research that will advance the fundamental body of knowledge in “Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Materials and Controls of Aerial Vehicles” and respond to 21st Century Challenges.

NSF REU Site: Observing our World with Light and Sound

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Montana State University has a diverse range of extramurally funded research activity will focus on a central theme of “Observing our World with Light and Sound”. Individual student research projects spanning the applications of this theme, as well as the development of enabling technologies, will address a broad range of student interests.

NSF REU Site: The Language of Science and The Science of Language

The Language Pod conducts research on many different aspects of language, including how children learn their native language, how people understand language as they listen to it, how people perceive, produce, and interpret regional accents, and more! Interns will learn about the ethics of human subjects research and how to appropriately recruit and consent human research participants. They will also work one-on-one with Ohio State University faculty members and will contribute meaningfully to an ongoing research project. Interns will be trained in informal science techniques by OSU faculty and COSI staff. They will shadow more experienced students and eventually work on the floor of COSI, teaching the public about language and the mind using engaging interactive demonstrations.

NSF REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Fluid Power

CCEFP REU students spend 10-weeks at one of the Center’s partner universities on a research project related to fluid power under the mentorship of a faculty advisor and a graduate student mentor. Projects may involve background readings in technical literature and reports, computer-aided design, mathematical modeling, fabrication designs, experimental testing, and participation in group discussions and project team meetings. Every student has a project of his/her own, with specific responsibilities and deliverables. Participants attend a required fluid power short-course at the Maha Fluid Power Laboratory at Purdue University at the outset of the program. Students are responsible for final reports, posters and presentations at the end of the experience.

NSF REU Site: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Summer Student Fellowship Program

Project topics span the vast spectrum of research in ocean sciences and engineering conducted in WHOI’s science departments and the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center of the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS).

NSF REU Site: Computational Methods for Understanding Music, Media, and Minds

In the research activities, REU students will work on a variety of topics. These include: creating human-computer collaborative music making systems; developing electroencephalogram (EEG) analysis methods to decode musical minds; using machine learning and multispectral imaging to read hidden text in ancient manuscripts; studying how prosody makes a person a convincing public speaker; developing big data techniques to analyze audio-visual scenes; and, exploring connections between human and computer natural language processing.

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