SURF: Announcements of Opportunity
Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty and JPL technical staff for the SURF program. 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. Click here for more tips on finding a mentor. Announcements for external summer programs are listed here.
*Students applying for JPL projects should complete a SURF@JPL application instead of a "regular" SURF application.
*Students pursuing opportunities at JPL must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.
|Project:||Einstein at Caltech|
|Disciplines:||History, Physics, CS|
Diana Kormos Buchwald,
R. Abbey Professor of History, Director Einstein P, (HSS),
|Mentor URL:||https://www.einstein.caltech.edu/ (opens in new window)|
|AO Contact:||Diana Kormos Buchwald, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Background:||The Einstein Papers Project is currently doing research on Albert Einstein's first visit to Caltech in spring term 1931.|
|Description:||Newspaper and other research into Einstein's trip to the United States through the Panama Canal and finally to Long Beach to be a visiting scientist at Caltech in spring term 1931. The research involves many aspects of the visit, from his experiences in New York, Cuba, Panama, to his 10 weeks in Pasadena, his lectures and collaborations with physicists and astronomers, his visit to Mount Wilson, Hollywood, and Charlie Chaplin.|
See https://www.einstein.caltech.edu/ and the Digital Einstein Papers at https://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/
|Student Requirements:||Suggested skills: interest in US and/or European history and history of science. Ability to work with online databases. Good reading and writing skills.|
This AO can be done under the following programs:
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