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Announcements of Opportunity

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

Project Title Disciplines Mentor  Posted 
A Framework for Multi-Agent Robotics Software Development    Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Jean-Pierre de la Croix (JPL)  20-Nov-19
Deep Learning in the Natural Sciences (Astronomy, High-Energy Physics, Oceanography, or Climate Science)    Computer Science Peter Sadowski  20-Nov-19
Modeling anisotropic fracture propagation in additively manufactured materials    Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Vinamra Agrawal  19-Nov-19
Augmented cardiovascular imaging    Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering Albert Hsiao  19-Nov-19
Time-reversal symmetry in beta decay    Physics, Applied Physics John Behr  19-Nov-19
Psychometric testing over the internet    Computer Science, Medical Engineering Ralph Adolphs  18-Nov-19
Optimization methods to improve rover planning horizon    Computer Science, Optimization / Robotics Anantha Ravi Kiran Lanka Subrahmanya (JPL)  15-Nov-19
MSL Rover Planner Tool and Process Development    Computer Science, Computer Engineering Stirling Algermissen (JPL)  15-Nov-19
Studying the evolution of planetary systems with TESS    Physics, Astronomy, Planetary Science, Computer Science Benjamin Montet  14-Nov-19
Weak Gravitational Lensing as a Probe of Cosmology    Astronomy/Astrophysics, Physics/Applied Physics Jason Rhodes (JPL)  12-Nov-19
Kronoseismology: Saturn's Normal-Mode Oscillations    Planetary Science, Physics Andrew Friedson (JPL)  11-Nov-19
Symmetry and Homogeneity as Guiding Principles in Energy Materials Design    Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Applied Physics, other engineering Nicholas Stadie  11-Nov-19
Contamination Control Materials Testing and Modeling    Aerospace Engineering, Materials Engineering / Science William Hoey (JPL)  11-Nov-19
The Abundance Profile of the Outer Halo of Our Milky Way Galaxy    Astronomy, Our Milky Way galaxy Judith Cohen  11-Nov-19
Fast High-Order Algorithms for Partial Differential Equations in the Frequency and Time Domains    Applied and Computational Mathematics Oscar Bruno  10-Nov-19
Investigating giant-celled biology in one of the world's largest cells using serial block-face electron microscopy & image processing    Biology, Data Science Elliot Meyerowitz  08-Nov-19
Biomimetic Molecular Cages for CO2 Reduction into Fuels    Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering Christine Morrison  07-Nov-19
Designing new drugs to treat bacterial infections by inhibiting the iron-sulfur cluster biosynthetic pathway    Chemistry, Biochemistry Christine Morrison  07-Nov-19
Supernova Neutrinos    Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Computer Science Kate Scholberg  07-Nov-19
Understanding how proteins store information using structural approaches    Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology Tina Iverson  06-Nov-19
Novel MRI Methods    Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering Shreyas Vasanawala  06-Nov-19
Scalable nanomanufacturing of carbon nanotube sheet scrolled carbon fiber composites    Aeronautics, Mechanical Engineering Hongbing Lu  06-Nov-19
Modeling Mars' Ancient Climate: Why was there once running water on Mars?    Planetary Science, computer science Andrew Friedson (JPL)  05-Nov-19
CubeRover for Affordable, Modular, and Scalable Planetary Exploration    Computer Science Neil Abcouwer (JPL)  05-Nov-19
Kronoseismology: Saturn's Normal-Mode Oscillations    Planetary Science, Physics Andrew Friedson (JPL)  31-Oct-19
Mars Data Analysis    Planetary Science, Earth Science Matthew Golombek (JPL)  31-Oct-19
Orpheus: Deep Ocean AUV    Computer Science, Robotics Russell Smith (JPL)  31-Oct-19
Machine Learning based path planning for Improved Rover Navigation    Computer Science, Robotics Neil Abcouwer (JPL)  29-Oct-19