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Application for REU Summer 2014

All portions of the application, including letters of recommendation, must be completed and submitted
by the deadline specified in each program's section, within in the yellow program areas in this application.

Part 1 of 5: Personal Information
First Name:
   Last Name:
Current Street Address:
Current City:

   Current State    Current Zip:

      
Permanent
Mailing Address:
(if different from current address)
Permanent City:
 Permanent State Permanent Zip:
Effective Date of
Permanent Address:
     Is your permanent address within 30 miles of the University of Maryland
     College Park campus?
 
Yes    No
 
Current Phone:
  Cell:   Perm Phone:
E-mail address
Citizenship
US Citizen     Permanent Resident  (if you are neither, you are not eligible)
If you are a Permanent Resident...
What is the Country of your Citizenship?
  Alien Registration#:
 
Are you of Hispanic origin?
Yes    No
Race/Ethnicity
(for statistical purposes only)

African American/Black
Asian
Caucasian/White
Latino
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Other      If other, please specify: 
I do not wish to disclose this information.

Gender
F     M     I do not wish to disclose this information.

Part 2 of 5: Academic Information
Current University

PhD-Granting University?
Yes     No
Current Academic Level:
Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior
Career Plan After Graduation

School:
Engineering Graduate School
Business School
Law School
Dental School
Medical School
Other Graduate School (specify below)
Other Professional School (specify below)
Specify Other:

Career:
Industry
Govt. Lab
Military

Undecided

Major
   Minor:
GPA
  Overall GPA         Major GPA    
  Note: GPAs should be calculated out of a 4.0 scale.
List relevant course work:
Expected Month/Year
of Graduation:

Do you have any prior
research experience?
Yes     No
If yes, please explain:

Part 3 of 5: Recommendations
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Complete the information about your recommenders below.  One must be from an Engineering or Math professor.
2. A letter will be sent to these references with information on how to upload their recommendations.
Reference #1
Name:
  Title:
  Institution/Company:
  E-mail:
  Phone Number:
   
Reference #2
Name:
  Title:
  Institution/Company:
  E-mail:
  Phone Number:

Letters of recommendation are subject to verification.


Part 4 of 5: Project Preferences and Program-specific items

Select the REU Program you wish to apply to: 
(to apply to multiple programs you must submit seperate forms for each one)

INSTRUCTIONS:
Out of the list of projects below, select the THREE (3) in which you are most interested and rank them as your FIRST (1st), SECOND (2nd), and THIRD (3rd) choices. We recommend you read the project descriptions before making your selections.

Available CS Scholar Projects

    First Choice:
    Second Choice:
    Third Choice:

    DOCUMENT INSTRUCTIONS:
    1.) Please create a Word document that includes the 4 statements a-d below.
       a. Program Interests & Career Goals.
       b. Statement of Support for Women and Minorities in Technical Fields.
       c. Request for Travel Assistance Funds.
       d. Request for Housing: Do you plan to live in the CS Scholars Housing?

    2.) Save the file using the example format: (yourlastname-yourfirstname-stmt.doc)

    For details, see www.wie.umd.edu/undergrad/cs-scholars.

    3.) Upload the document using the "Statement of Purpose" field below.

    4.) If you do not have the file ready now, you will be provided an upload link to submit it later, but make sure it is before the deadline.

    Selection of CS Scholars will be announced no later than April 4, 2014. For more information, contact:
    Dr. Michel Cukier, Director, CS Scholars REU
    Phone: 301-314-2804
    Email: mcukier@umd.edu
    URL: www.wie.umd.edu/undergrad/cs-scholars
    OR
    Cristin Caparotta, Graduate Assistant for Education
    Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2)
    Phone: 301-405-6735
    Email: ccapa@umiacs.umd.edu

    EXTENDED DEADLINE: CS Scolars applications and required documents are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (USA) February 21, 2014.

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    Out of the list of projects below, select the THREE (3) in which you are most interested and rank them as your FIRST (1st), SECOND (2nd), and THIRD (3rd) choices. We recommend you read the project descriptions before making your selections.

    Available Robotics Projects

      First Choice:
      Second Choice:
      Third Choice:

      ROBOTICS ESSAY REQUIRED: In addition to the other documents required, please submit an essay in Word (.doc) or .pdf format.

      DOCUMENT INSTRUCTIONS:
      1.) Please submit an essay (1 page max, 12 pt font, 1" margins) on why you are interested in participating in this program (career and academic goals for example) including one paragraph on how you feel that you can contribute to the diversity of experiences among student participants.
      2.) Save the file using the example format below (yourlastname-yourfirstname-essay.doc)
      3.) Use the "Other1" upload field below.
      4.) If you do not have the file ready now, you will be provided an upload link to submit it later, but make sure it is before the deadline.

      DEADLINE: Robotics REU Application and required documents are due by 11:59 pm on February 23, 2014. Late applications will not be considered.

      INSTRUCTIONS:
      Please visit the MERIT website at http://www.ece.umd.edu/merit/ for examples of past projects. Some of these projects may be continued during the summer 2014 program.

      Available MERIT Projects

        First Choice:
        Second Choice:
        Third Choice:

        ESSAY INSTRUCTIONS:

        1.) 1.) Please submit an essay (1 page max, 12 pt font, 1" margins) explaining how the MERIT program will help further your academic and/or career goals.
        2.) Save the file using the example format below (yourlastname-yourfirstname-essay.doc)
        3.) Use the "Other1" upload field below.

        DOCUMENT INSTRUCTIONS:
        In addition to the essay...
        1.) Submit two letters of recommendation. 2.) Submit a current resume. 3. Submit an unofficial transcript. 4.) If you do not have the files ready now, you will be provided an upload link to submit it later, but make sure it is before the deadline.

        DEADLINE EXTENDED: MERIT BIEN Application and required documents deadline has been extended until March 22 at 5pm EST. Late applications will not be considered.

        INSTRUCTIONS:
        Please visit the Transportation Electrification website at www.ece.umd.edu/transportation-electrification for project descriptions. This site is currently being updated, so you may not see all the project descriptions there yet.

        Available Projects

          First Choice:
          Second Choice:
          Third Choice:

          ESSAY INSTRUCTIONS:

          1.) An essay (1 page max, single spaced, 12 pt font, 1" margins) on why you are interested in participating in this program (career and academic goals for example). Please describe any prior research experience and explain how your participation in this program will benefit your future career plans. In addition, please explain how you feel that you can contribute to the diversity of experiences among student participants.
          2.) Save the file using the example format below (yourlastname-yourfirstname-essay.doc)
          3.) Use the "Other1" upload field below.

          DOCUMENT INSTRUCTIONS:
          Please upload the following documents in Part 5 of 5 (Uploads) using the appropriate fields: 1.) A current resume.
          2.) A scanned copy of your official transcript. An unofficial transcript is okay if you don't have access to your official transcript.

          Please note that upon completion of this online form (Part 3 of 5) and hitting the 'Agree and Submit' button, an email will be sent directly to your references with a link for uploading a reference letter. Please make sure your references submit their letters by March 23rd, 2014.

          EXTENDED DEADLINE: Transportation Application and required documents are due by 11:59 pm on March 23rd, 2014. Late applications will not be considered.


          Part 5 of 5: Uploads

          UPLOAD YOUR RESUME, STATEMENT OF PURPOSE, UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT, etc.

          Resume:
          Statement of Purpose:
          Unofficial Transcript:
          Other1:
          (if applicable)
          example: essay
          Other2:
          (if applicable)
          Other3:
          (if applicable)
          example: CS Scholars addt'l transcript

          IMPORTANT: Be sure to name your files properly before uploading (no spaces, no special characters) and include your name.
          Use the example formats below to name your files:
              lastname-firstname-resume.doc
              lastname-firstname-stmt.doc
              lastname-firstname-unofficial-transcript.doc, etc.
          (file formats may be .doc , .docx, or .pdf) 


          Final Part: Submit

          I certify that the statements made in this application are true to the best of my knowledge.
          If admitted, I agree to all the rules of the University of Maryland, College Park.

               

          REMEMBER:
          UPLOAD YOUR RESUME, STATEMENT OF PURPOSE, UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT AND ANY OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.
          YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION WITHOUT THESE DOCUMENTS.