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CAHSI students have had internships and research experiences with the following organizations (not a complete list):

  • City University of New York
  • El Paso Intelligence Center
  • ExxonMobil
  • Google
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Microsoft
  • MIT Lincoln Labs
  • NASA
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Security Agency
  • Raytheon
  • Stanford University
  • Symantec
  • U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • University of Texas at Dallas

Success Stories

Success Stories: Students

Adriana Camacho
University of Texas at El Paso

Natasha Nesiba
New Mexico State University

Marisel Villafañe Delgado
University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez

Harold Martin
Florida International University

Programming Online Learning Resources
1. MIT Open Courseware

MIT’s Open Courseware offers a wide variety of courses from Introductory to Advanced topics in Computer Science. Resources offered by MIT's Open Courseware include online textbooks, lectures, tests, examples, assignments and projects - all from actual MIT courses.

2. Coursera

Coursera offers over 200 courses from 33 universities which are accesible for free. Additionally, students have the option to pay a certain fee to receive verified certificates, appropriate for employment purposes. Coursera is the Stanford learning startup that basically lets you take a full university course online taught by a real professor at one of the world’s best schools for free.

3. Codecademy

Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 8 different programming languages including Python, PHP, jQuery, JavaScript,AngularJS, and Ruby, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS.

4. Udacity

Udacity offers education that is not only accessible and affordable, but also engaging and highly effective in higher education. Each course is carefully designed to be more active rather than monotonous, with the purpose to empower students to succeed.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Undergraduate Program of Entrepreneurship and Research (SUPER)

    The SUPER program is an exciting and challenging two and a half month undergraduate research and entrepreneurship program that is in its third year of operation. It will be hosted in summer 2015 by the College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) in partnership with UALR TechLaunch – the technology transfer office – at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR).

Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)

    Each summer, SOARS protégés spend ten weeks conducting original research at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) or at laboratories of other SOARS sponsors. By the end of the summer, protégés will prepare scientific papers and present their research at a colloquium.

MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)

    The MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) seeks to promote the value of graduate education; to improve the research enterprise through increased diversity; and to prepare and recruit the best and brightest for graduate education at MIT.

Summer Research Expeditions (SRE)

    Johns Hopkins University offers a ten-week summer research program to help undergraduates immerse themselves in research and taste the excitement of inventing. Participants will be part of a research team, including one or more faculty mentors and/or a graduate student mentor, and will be expected to make contributions to a challenging research topic.

Integrative Computational Education and Research Traineeship

    This summer in Austin, 10 undergraduates majoring in science and engineering disciplines will be immersed in training at The University of Texas at Austin to be the next generation of ‘game changers'. Participants will explore grand challenges such as climate modeling, weather forecasting, drug delivery, brain mapping, energy exploration and understanding the human genome, to name a few.

Minority University Research and Education Project

    These opportunities are for individuals pursuing or planning to pursue undergraduate studies leading to associate or bachelor’s degrees in relevant NASA-related disciplines at an accredited U.S. minority serving institution, or MSI. These opportunities are open to students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, specifically in areas of projected deficiencies in the NASA STEM workforce.

Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology REU

    The Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) is focused on the development of cyber security science and technology that will radically transform the ability of organizations to design, build, and operate trustworthy information systems for the nation's critical infrastructure.

Information Technology for Sustainability (SUPERB-ITS)

    SUPERB-ITS participants spend nine weeks at UC Berkeley during the summer working on exciting ongoing research projects in information technology with EECS faculty mentors and graduate students. Students who participate in this research apprenticeship explore options for graduate study, gain exposure to a large research-oriented department, and are motivated to pursue graduate study.

Foundations Of Resilient CybEr-physical Systems (FORCES) Project

    Foundations Of Resilient CybEr-physical Systems (FORCES) focuses on the resilient design of large-scale networked Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) that directly interface with humans. The project is developing resilient control tools to withstand a wide-range of attacks and faults; learning and control algorithms which integrate human actions with spatio-temporal and hybrid dynamics of networked CPS systems; and model-based design to assure semantically consistent representations across all branches of the project.

Computational Sensing and Medical Robotics(CSMR) REU

    The REU program in Computational Sensing and Medical Robotics(CSMR) is an intensive, ten-week program of laboratory research and instruction, beginning end of May and concluding in early August. Projects are listed by departments including Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science.

Summer Scholars Program

    The Materials Processing Center and the Center for Materials Science and Engineering host annually about 10 undergraduates from around the U.S. and Puerto Rico for a nine-week research internship program with National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) support.

Undergraduate Computer Research in Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

    The Computer Science and Engineering Department at Oakland University invites students to apply to its eleventh summer of an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduate students. The students selected to participate will be immersed in a research environment under the mentoring of CSE faculty.

Computing for Disasters REU Program

    The program spans 10 weeks and involves undergraduate students from Texas A&M as well as students from other colleges and universities from across the United States. It is hoped that the students participating in the CSE REU Computing for Disasters program will make significant contributions to ongoing faculty research and, more importantly, will gain an appreciation for and an interest in graduate school and a future research career.

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program

    The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.

NSF REU Program at Texas A&M University

    Texas A&M University will be hosting a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. This summer research program will provide opportunities for undergraduate students to learn about mechatronics, robotics, and automated system design.

Declarative Programming and Its Applications

    The students will have the opportunity to learn the state of the art of declarative programming which is simple and easy to use. With the declarative programming tool, the students will work together with their mentors to tackle challenging research problems in the application areas of great societal impact including Cybersecurity, Energy, Healthcare and Space Exploration.

Surf the wave with ASSET Research!

    The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site at Florida International University (FIU) provides research experience to undergraduate students during a 10 week summer program. The research projects during the summer program will be centered around the theme of Advanced Secured Sensor Enabling Technologies (ASSET).

Border Latino & American Indian Summer Exposure to Research

    The Border Latino & American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) is a cutting-edge new ten-week program at the University of Arizona, Arizona Health Sciences Center designed to help students become empowered and competitive Medical School, Health Professions and Graduate School applicants. This opportunity is for undergraduates majoring in the biomedical fields to learn about the bench-to-bedside research process and prepare for a career in translational biomedical research or academic medicine.

International HPC Summer School 2015

    Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the sixth International Summer School on HPC. Leading American, European and Japanese computational scientists and HPC technologists will offer instruction on a variety of topics, including: HPC challenges by discipline (e.g, earth, life and materials sciences, physics), HPC programming proficiencies, performance analysis & profiling.

Corporate Internships

HACU Corporate Internship Program

    The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is currently seeking students interested in applying for a summer 2015 internship in the corporate sector.The following are the corporations interested in placing HACU interns for summer 2015: Deloitte, Sodexo, GE, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Chick-Fil-A, Aetna, Monsanto, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Hormel, Lockheed Martin, Home Depot, Goldman Sachs, BBVA Compass and PBS.

Government Internships

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)

    The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

Fellowship Opportunities

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women to pursue masters-level degrees in programs where women's participation traditionally has been low. The award length is one year.

AFCEA Educational Foundation - Graduate Scholarship for STEM

Scholarship support graduate students in STEM fields related to AFCEA's mission to enable military, government, industry, and academy to align technology and strategy. These include: biometry/biometrics, computer engineering, computer forensics science, computer programming, computer science, computer systems, cybersecurity, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, geospatial science, information science, information technology, information resource management, intelligence, mathematics, network engineering, network security, operations, research, physics, robotics engineering, robotics technology, statistics, strategic intelligence, and telecommunications engineering. The scholarship is for one year.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF)

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and contribute their knowledge and analytical skills in the policy realm. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the federal government and represent a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines, and career stages. Each year, STPF adds to a growing corps over 3,000 strong of policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits, and industry to serve the nation and citizens around the world.


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