[ES_JOBS_NET] 2015 Summer Undergraduate Projects in Engineering Research (SUPER) program, Boulder, CO
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Fri Dec 12 12:09:00 MST 2014
2015 Summer Undergraduate Projects in Engineering Research (SUPER) program
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.*
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
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
* 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 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
* 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.
Currently enrolled as an undergraduate in an accredited US
university or college with major/concentration in any of the
* 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*
evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status,
sexual orientation, domestic partner status, disability, or veteran
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Casual (C) (As-needed/no benefits)
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