[ES_JOBS_NET] 2015 Summer Undergraduate Projects in Engineering Research (SUPER) program, Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Dec 12 12:09:00 MST 2014



2015 Summer Undergraduate Projects in Engineering Research (SUPER) program

Job Description

    The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)*Earth Observing
    Laboratory (EOL)*seeks undergraduate students to participate as
    summer engineering interns in the*2015 Summer Undergraduate Projects
    in Engineering Research (SUPER)*program.

    *Some projects may require that the intern be (a) a U.S. citizen;
    (b) lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States;
    or (c) a protected individual as defined by 8 USC1324b(a)(3).*


    *APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:00 p.m. (MST) on FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015.*


    *Application Instructions*

    To be considered for the internship,
    applicants*must*submit*a**single PDF file*that includes:

    (1) a not-to-exceed one-page*Statement of Interest(s)*describing
    their technical interests and skills, why they are interested in
    SUPER, and what they expect to gain if selected; and

    (2) a*resume*.


    Interns work hands-on with NCAR/EOL engineers on atmospheric
    observing systems and developments, including radar, lidar, and
    sounding systems and associated software developments. Interns may
    spend part of the summer participating in a field deployment,
    operating and/or supporting one or more EOL observing systems.

    Past intern projects for this program have included:

      * upgrade and documentation of the Atmospheric Sounding Processing
        Environment (Aspen) software, used for analysis and quality
        control (QC) of sounding data.
      * design of an aircraft antenna fairing, including certification
      * development to automate use of a black-body calibration system
      * multiple-camera image ingest, storage, and display system for
        the NCAR/NSF Gulfstream V aircraft
      * amplifier design and test for the 449 MHz wind profiler
      * development of Linux base kernel-mode laser driver / sampling system
      * development of a web aggregator to be integrated into the EOL
        field catalog
      * live data monitoring via quality control metadata
      * redesign of the automated giant nuclei impactor system
      * multilayer radome design and experimental characterization of
        scattering and propagation properties for atmospheric radar

    *Reports and Presentations*

    Each intern prepares and gives an oral presentation on their work at
    the conclusion of the summer program.

    *Community and Professional Behavior*

    SUPER interns work and live together and are part of a larger
    community of UCAR and NCAR summer interns.  SUPER interns are
    expected to contribute positively to the UCAR/NCAR community and to
    conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to a professional
    environment.  Interns are expected to fully participate during
    normal office hours, during SUPER functions, and while on
    SUPER-funded travel.

    SUPER interns reside together in EOL-paid apartments in Boulder, CO;
    note that projects at EOL's Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
    (RMMA) will require transportation (either bus or personal auto).
    SUPER interns will receive an hourly wage, and will receive travel
    support if traveling to Boulder for the internship. SUPER interns
    who may be local to the Boulder area and who are leasing their own
    housing may receive a pre-determined stipend to assist with leasing
    costs. Note that housing benefits are considered taxable income.

    *Knowledge, Skills and Abilities*

      * Basic knowledge, through coursework, of engineering concepts.
      * Good problem solving skills.
      * Ability and willingness to learn and use scientific and
        engineering computing tools and programs.
      * Ability to work with diverse staff.
      * Good oral and written communication skills.
      * Ability to work full-time in Boulder, CO, during the 12-week
        summer program.
      * Ability to interact with mentors and peers in a manner that
        supports collaboration and inquiry.
      * Working knowledge of basic office and communication software
        (e.g., email clients).
      * Ability and willingness to work within guidelines and policies
        of the organization and assigned work groups.

    *Decision-Making and Problem Solving*

    Interns are expected to solve basic problems independently, to
    exercise judgment on when to ask mentors for help, and to consult
    with mentors on larger problems or community related issues.

    *Education Requirements*

    Currently enrolled as an undergraduate in an accredited US
    university or college with major/concentration in any of the
    following disciplines:

      * computer science
      * mechanical engineering
      * electrical engineering
      * aerospace or aeronautical engineering
      * software engineering
      * optical engineering
      * another engineering discipline

    *Desired but not required*

    The ideal candidate will have completed the equivalent of two years
    of college; have some basic research and programming experience; and
    have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 5.0 scale).

    The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an
    *equal opportunity employer*
    <http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf>. We
    evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color,
    religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status,
    sexual orientation, domestic partner status, disability, or veteran

Job Location
    Boulder, Colorado, United States
Position Type

Appointment Type
Casual (C) (As-needed/no benefits)

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