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SURF: Announcements of Opportunity

Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty and JPL technical staff for the SURF program. Additional AOs for the Amgen Scholars program can be found here.

Specific GROWTH projects being offerred for summer 2018 can be found here.

Each AO indicates whether or not it is open to non-Caltech students. If an AO is NOT open to non-Caltech students, please DO NOT contact the mentor.

Announcements of Opportunity are posted as they are received. Please check back regularly for new AO submissions! Remember: This is just one way that you can go about identifying a suitable project and/or mentor.

Announcements for external summer programs are listed here.

Students pursuing opportunities at JPL must be
U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.

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Project:  A-Team Advanced Concept Innovative Methods
Disciplines:  Other , Technical disciplines
Mentor:  Steven Matousek, (JPL),, Phone: (818) 354-6689
Background:  Work with the JPL Innovation Foundry A-Team using advanced concept innovative methods.
Description:  Participate in studies and exercise new tools. Create products for use before a study session, during a study session, and after a study session. Studies will cover the areas of planetary science, Earth science, astrophysics, technology, and advanced methods in concept communication.
References:  (
Student Requirements:  Technical course work (engineering, physics, biology, or related) and demonstrated ability to communicate in robotic mission advanced concepts.
Location / Safety:  Project building and/or room locations: . Student will need special safety training: No.
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    both Caltech and non-Caltech students 

Click on a program name for program info and application requirements.

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