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Opportunities at CENS

CENS Education provides a variety of research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. For example, CENS provides summer and academic-year undergraduate research opportunities, with emphasis on recruiting women and underrepresented minority students. We also have programs designed to increase the number of underrepresented US students who pursue graduate education in engineering and the physical sciences.


Undergraduate Research Opportunities

CENS SRC URO Scholars Program

Accepting applications now for 2010-2011 academic year!

Through the generous support of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the CENS SRC URO Scholars Program is supporting undergraduate research opportunities for the 2010-2011 academic year. Ten UCLA undergraduates will be selected to participate in the program this year.  The deadline to apply is Monday, October 11, 2010.

This comprehensive academic year research program provides UCLA undergraduates hands-on research experiences in information technology together with professional development and networking opportunities within the CENS community. This year participating students receive a $2000 stipend for the year. Participating students may also consider working with their faculty mentors to obtain 199 research credit for work on their research projects in the winter and spring. Participating students are considered 2010-2011 CENS SRC URO Scholars.

This program is designed to support academic year research opportunities that include a professional development component for participating undergraduate CENS SRC URO Scholars. This academic year research program incorporates many of the programmatic features of our summer program, including faculty and graduate student mentors; specially designed research projects; undergraduates assigned to project teams; professional development seminars; and networking, social, and recognition events. Part of this participation includes monthly CENS SRC URO Scholar workshops and progress meetings as well as invitations to seminars and events hosted by CENS and the Semiconductor Research Corporation. As part of the CENS community, participating scholars are also included in the Center’s ongoing activities.

APPLY NOW!

If you would like to share information about this program with interested students, please print out this flyer.

For more information about the SRC Education Alliance, please go to http://www.src.org/program/srcea/

Please contact karenkim@cens.ucla.edu if you have questions or would like additional information.

CENS Summer Undergraduate Internship Program
Apply now for the 2011 CENS Summer Undergraduate Internship Program
Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 (5:00 PM PST).

CENS encourages undergraduates to become involved in CENS, particularly through our summer undergraduate research experience. The eight- to ten- week annual summer program provides undergraduates the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in CENS labs; to work with CENS faculty, staff, and graduate students; and to participate in research, professional development, and social activities with other CENS undergraduate scholars. To learn more about the Summer@CENS Undergraduate Scholars Program please visit the 2011 CENS Summer Interns link below.  To learn more about how to apply to this program, please contact Wesley Uehara at wuehara@cens.ucla.edu.

Support for the CENS Summer Undergraduate Internship Program is made possible by the National Science Foundation.

Student leaders, advisors and faculty
If you would like to share these internship opportunities with interested students, here are two flyers that can be printed and distributed on your campus:
CENS (pdf) - page 1 | page 2
NSFSTC (pdf) - page 1
CENS Internship (pdf) - page 1

CENS Summer Interns: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

Letter of Recommendation Form

CENS INTEL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

CENS has selected the 2008-2009 CENS Intel Scholars.

The CENS Intel Scholars Program is supporting undergraduate research opportunities for the 2008-2009 academic year, supported by the Intel Corporation. This year participating students will receive a $1900 stipend for the year and 199 research credit to work on CENS research during the fall 2008, winter 2009, and spring 2009 quarters. Participating students will be considered 2008-2009 CENS Intel Scholars.

This program is designed to support academic year research opportunities that include a professional development component for participating undergraduate CENS Intel Scholars. This academic year research program will incorporate many of the programmatic features of our summer program, including faculty and graduate student mentors; specially designed research projects; undergraduates assigned to project teams; professional development seminars; and networking, social, and recognition events. Part of this participation would include monthly CENS Intel Scholar seminars, with guest speakers, as well as attendance at events hosted by Intel. As part of the CENS community, participating scholars will also be included in the Center¹s ongoing activities.

Please contact karenkim@cens.ucla.edu if you have questions or would like additional information about programs for future years.

 


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Summer School @ CENS Pre-Internship Program

Summer School @ CENS is a specially designed program for undergraduates interested in learning more about CENS technology and in participating in research opportunities in the future. In the summer 2006, the "Foundations of Embedded Networked Sensing" course was offered to students, particularly undergraduate sophomores and community college students interested in transferring to a four-year institution. This hands-on laboratory course was designed to prepare undergraduates with the computer science foundation of embedded networked sensing (ENS) as well as provide academic tools that promote success. Students selected for this pre-internship program received UCLA credit for taking this introductory CS course and gained experience for future opportunities and research in computer science and engineering. The Summer School @ CENS program is not currently being offered.


NSF Science and Technology Network

The Science and Technology Center (STC) network offers excellent opportunities for Undergraduates to gain hands-on research experience through the Undergraduate Research Intern Program. Interns are exposed to professional development, technical research opportunities, and academic seminars. Summer internships last 8 to 10 weeks and provide for the cost of participation in all planned events. Interns are part of a unique national scientific community consisting of Undergraduates, Faculty and Graduate Students. Check http://www.nsfstc.org for more information.

Graduate Student Affiliates

Join CENS as a Graduate Student Affiliate. CENS provides a number of graduate research fellowships for students working with CENS faculty. To be a part of this program, you would apply to graduate school at one of our CENS campuses (i.e., UCLA, USC, Caltech, UC Riverside, and UC Merced). List of specific graduate departments affililated with CENS. For more information regarding CENS related graduate programs, please contact Dr. Karen Kim at karenkim@cens.ucla.edu.



High School Research Opportunities

CENS HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Program Flyer

Applications for the CENS High School Scholars Program will be available in January 2010.
Deadline: March 19, 2010

Are you a high school student interested in learning more about computer science and engineering? The CENS High School Scholars Program at UCLA is a chance to gain first-hand experience in a university setting, conducting cutting-edge research on wireless sensor technology.

The CENS High School Scholars Program is offering research opportunities high school students for the summer of 2010. Selected CENS High School Scholars will be a part of an 8 week summer research program in which students conduct hands-on computer science research, learn more about life as a college student, and prepare for college and future careers.

This summer research program provides high school students experience working in a university research lab. The program will provide students faculty and graduate student mentors; specially designed research projects; undergraduates assigned to project teams; professional development seminars; and networking, social, and recognition events. As part of the CENS community, participating scholars will also be included in the Center’s ongoing activities.

Underrepresented students and women are encouraged to apply! This program is limited in the number of students that we can support, so if you are interested, please apply by the deadline.

Please contact education@cens.ucla.edu if you have questions or would like additional information. If you would like to share information about this program, please print out this flyer.

APPLY NOW FOR THE 2010 CENS High School Scholars Program
Application form

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://research.cens.ucla.edu/education/highschoolscholars/

PLEASE NOTE:The CENS High School Scholars Program is open to local high school students in the Los Angeles area, with special consideration for students in the LAUSD. This is NOT a residential program.  If you have questions about summer housing, please contact Karen Kim at karenkim@cens.ucla.edu

For more information, please contact education@cens.ucla.edu or (310) 206-3026.