3/5/2012 9:15 AM
Are you interested in finding out what research is about while getting paid for it ?
Are you interested in working on cutting edge technologies bridging Computer Science and Engeneering and Health Care ?
Are you interested in working on technology solutions that impact the health care crisis and improve the quality of life for the elderly, people with chronic illnesses, and persons with disabilities ?
Eight research internship positions are currently available for qualified undergraduate sophomore, junior and senior computer science and engineering or health care information technology students to participate in Sumer research in the field of intelligent environments for health and aging at an NSF supported REU Site in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington (CSE@UTA).
Participating students in the 10 week summer program that will run from June 4 to August 10 have to be US Citizens or Permanent Residents and will receive a stipend of $5,000 as well as an allowance of $1,500 for housing and subsistence and $600 as a travel supplement for non-UTAstudents.
Participants will investigate problems related to sensor systems, intelligent data management, care support, non-intrusive health monitoring, gaming and social media for diagnosis and treatment, and assistive technologies in the context of health self-management and aging-in-place. During the summer, each student will be involved in a training course and embedded in SmartCare, an active, multi-disciplinary research program aimed at designing software and hardware systems to enhance care, support and encourage healthy living, facilitate remote health care, improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities or chronic conditions, and facilitate aging-in-place. As part of the program, participants will learn research, presentation, and writing skills, obtain a background in health technology and care research, and conduct their own research project under the supervision of Computer Science and Nursing faculty. If desired, the student participants will have the opportunity to utilize the summer program to gain course credit.
Applications for the program can be submitted electronically or by mail (click here) and have to include:
* Application form with personal statement
* Transcript (unofficial is sufficient)
* Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a faculty member)
The priority application deadline is March 7 but applications will be accepted and considered until the final application deadline on March 28.
To find out more about the program and to apply on-line, click here.