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UC San Diego Engineers for Exploration Summer REU
Engineers for Exploration, or E4E, (http://e4e.ucsd.edu) is a one of kind program promoting multidisciplinary and collaborative research projects with the broad goals of protecting the environment, studying wildlife, uncovering mysteries related to cultural heritage, and providing hands-on learning experiences for undergraduate students. We team student engineers with scientists from a wide range of disciplines to create innovative technologies that are deployed around the world. Our projects have seen us collaborate with scientists at San Diego Zoo Global, the Atlantic World Marine Archeology Research Institute, the Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute, USC Archaeology, the California Wolf Center, and National Geographic. Our goal is to develop prototype systems that are then jointly deployed in the field, providing the engineers with the real constraints of practically deployable systems and the domain scientists with the new technological tools they critically need.

This application is for the Summer 2017 E4E REU program. This is a 10 week residential program where students perform full-time research on the UC San Diego campus. The program lasts from June 26 through September 1, and participants are expected to attend full time for this entire period.

Application Process:
STEP 1: As an applicant, you will be asked to complete the following application in consideration of your candidacy for the E4E REU program. You should submit your application by February 17, 2017 for full consideration.
STEP 2: We will begin evaluating applications starting February 17, 2017. Applications received after the deadline may be considered, but we strongly encourage you to submit all of your materials before this date.
STEP 3: Notification of acceptance will be done no later than April 15, 2017.

Contact Information
First Name
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Middle Name
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Last Name
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Permanent Email Address
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Preferred Contact Email Address
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Current Street Address
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Current City, State, Zip Code
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Permanent Phone Number
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Academics
Current Major
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Current Education Classification
Current Minor (if applicable)
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Overall GPA
GPA in Major
Total Number of Credit Hours Earned to Date
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Expected Graduation Month
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Expected Graduation Year
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The College/University You Currently Attend
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List All Academic Awards & Honors
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List Professional & Academic Association Memberships
Indicate any offices held with dates, and dates of memberships
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List All Programming Languages Known
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Have you had any co-op or internship experience?
If you have had co-op or internship experience, please describe briefly.
You may paste from your resume.
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Engineers for Exploration Specific Questions
We will focus on these questions for our evaluation.
Please describe your system building experiences. This could be for example working with robotics, embedded software (e.g. Arduino, Raspberry Pi), electronics, machining, etc..
This is an important question. Feel free to be as complete as you see fit.
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Please describe any other skills that you think will be useful during your participation in this program.
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Please describe any other computer skills you have.
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Please complete a brief essay explaining why you are interested in our program and how the experience may help you achieve your future goals.
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Additional REU-wide Questions
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs support active research participation by undergraduate students in Computing, Information Science, and Engineering (CISE) areas of research that are funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This program provides educational opportunities for Undergraduate Students . This program provides indirect funding for undergraduate students to participate in research. The application form is a common application form used by universities with National Science Foundation sponsored REU programs. Our University's program supports this activity.

Eligibility:
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States; be and remain an undergraduate student in good standing; plan to complete an undergraduate degree program.

Confidentiality:
Your application information will be reviewed by the Faculty member(s) managing the REU Site to which you apply in consideration of your candidacy. An additional Evaluator will compile aggregate application information anonymously for general reporting purposes to the National Science Foundation, and may be used in future publications to describe REU applicant pool demographic information anonymously. Any information about your application, including your identity, is completely confidential. All reports or publications will ensure anonymity of the application information. The following steps will be taken to ensure this confidentiality: A unique code will be generated to label your information. The relationship between this code and your identifying information will be kept strictly confidential. When reporting applicant pool information, care will be taken to ensure that no individual's response can be identified. All information will be stored in a secure offline database, with no names associated with the data.

Statement of Fair Treatment and Respect:
The Evaluator is an employee of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and adheres to professional codes of ethical conduct in research, as outlined by the UNC Charlotte Office of Research Compliance. We want to make sure that you are treated in a fair and respectful manner. If you have any questions about the actual collection of applicant information, confidentiality, and anonymity, please contact Dr. Audrey Rorrer (704-687-8648, arorrer@uncc.edu). Contact the university’s Research Compliance Office (704-687-1831) if you have additional questions.

Participation:
I have read the information in this consent form. I have had the chance to ask questions about the application information sharing, and those questions have been answered to my satisfaction. My completion of this application form is consent for my information to be anonymously pooled with all REU applicant information.

The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Personal information is used for descriptive purposes only and not in consideration of eligibility.

Would you like to opt out of participation in the research study?
If you are considering graduate school, please list the programs you are considering.
E.g. Computer Science, Bioinformatics, etc.
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List All Math, Computing & Technology Related Courses Taken To Date
indicate year enrolled
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If you have had prior formal REU experience, please describe briefly.
Indicate the institution, dates, and nature of work
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Please indicate the number of formal REU experiences that you have applied to PRIOR to this year.
You were paid a stipend, as in the REU, DREU, McNair, etc. programs; this is for informational purposes only and not a criterion
If selected for the REU program, would you consider continuing your research during the academic year?
Initial Interest in REU
How did you hear about the REU program
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Future Plans
I have friends who are involved in research.
I am considering attending graduate school.
I want to work in industry after I graduate.
I want to work in academia after I graduate.
Have you enrolled in/taken any graduate level courses?
If you are considering graduate school, what degree are you most interested in pursuing?
If you are considering graduate school, please list the institutions you are considering.
E.g. the university names
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General
The information below is for descriptive informational purposes only and is not criteria for eligibility.
Are you the first person in your family to attend college?
I have other family member involved in research.
I have an immediate family member involved in research.
I know adults (other than faculty at my college/university) who are involved in research.
Please indicate the number of formal REU experiences that you have applied to or plan to apply to THIS YEAR.
Do not count this application. Formal REUs indicate a paid a stipend, as in the REU, DREU, McNair, etc. programs; this is for informational purposes only and not a criterion
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When were you first interested in computing/technology?
Personal Information
This information is used only for descriptive information purposes and is not criteria for eligibility.
Date of Birth
Please use this format: 11/9/90
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Gender
List All Extracurricular Activities in Undergraduate Education
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Ethnicity
Do you have a documented disability?
Would you like to have your application considered by additional CISE REU programs?
This would mean that your application would be shared with school faculty who are seeking students for their CISE REU 2017 programs. This does not automatically commit you to another program, it merely makes your application viewable to other CISE REU programs should you not receive an offer from your first choice.
Letter of Recommendation
Applications with at least one letter of recommendation are considered complete. Have your letter writers send their recommendations directly to qi-e4ereu@eng.ucsd.edu. Please ask the letter writer(s) to put your name as the subject of the email, and label the file in the format "Lastname_Firstname".pdf.

Please contact program coordinator Julie Matsuda <jmatsuda@ucsd.edu> if you have questions about this application.

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