The 2013 EIT SUPER PROGRAM at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock -Â (Summer Undergraduate Program of Entrepreneurship and Research)
A two and a half month undergraduate research program for a cohort of 10 domestic students (maximum) will be hosted in the summer of 2013 at the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Students who will be completing their sophomore or junior yearÂ by May 2013, have prior research experience and are strongly interested in pursuing graduate studies will be preferred. However, students at other levels (finishing freshman or senior year) Â are welcome to apply.Â US citizenship or permanent residency in the US and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is desired (but not essential) of all applicants.Â Students, regardless of their university affiliation, seeking a challenging and rewarding research experience are encouraged to apply to the program.
The EIT SUPER Scholars will have the opportunity to carry out research in different areas of computer and information science, engineering and information technology such as, but not limited to, metamaterials, smart materials, nanotechnology, telecommunication, robotics, digital signal processing, social networking, cloud computing, network security, information quality. The program will also include short courses on â€śInnovation and commercializationâ€ť, â€śStarting a business in Arkansasâ€ť, â€śFunding and attracting investorsâ€ť and â€śEthics in Researchâ€ť.
The stipend will be $1300/month. In addition, the eligibleÂ EIT SUPER scholars will be required to prepare applications for submission to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) GRFP (http://www.nsfgrfp.org/) and at least one other federal fellowship application (to Department of Defense or NASA etc.). Once the EIT SUPER scholars complete this process, they will be awarded a $500 bonus. If the federal fellowship applications require submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, EIT will cover the cost of applying to take the exam. Those EIT SUPER scholars who are successful in winning a federal fellowship can take their award to any graduate school in the United States.
The EIT SUPER scholars will be selected based on a competitive application process. This process will initiate early in the 2013 Spring semester and we hope to publish the selected list of EIT SUPER scholars by early April 2013.
For more details on the EIT SUPER scholar program, please contact:
Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology
Tel: 501 683 7117
To receive full consideration, applications will need to be submitted by March 15. Applications received after March 15 will be reviewed as needed if there are open positions.