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.

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

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.

Project Title Disciplines Mentor  Posted 
IMMERSE: Several Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering    Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Aaron Hawkins  19-Dec-14
Photochemistry and photophysics of bioactive diarylacetylenes    Chemistry Jack Saltiel  19-Dec-14
Forecasting of earthquake-induced ground deformation    Geophysics, Mechanical Engineering Domniki Asimaki  18-Dec-14
NISAR Spacecraft Radar Antenna Pointing Assessment    Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics Farheen Rizvi (JPL)  18-Dec-14
Arterial wall imaging with 4D Flow MRI    Biology, Computer Science Albert Hsiao  18-Dec-14
Enhancing the Resolution of Cosmological N-body Simulations    Astrophysics Andrew Benson  17-Dec-14
Using machine learning and data mining to understand structure-property relations in large datasets from materials science experiments    Computer Science, Materials Science Kaushik Dayal  17-Dec-14
Microorganisms Associated with Mars-Bound Spacecraft: Preservation, Identification, Characterization and Understanding their Survival Potential.     Biology/Bioengineering, Microbiology, molecular biology Wayne Schubert (JPL)  17-Dec-14
Protein Engineering of Methane Monooxygenase for Improved Methane Activation    Biochemistry, Biotechnology Stephen Mayo  16-Dec-14
Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detector Development for Deep-Space Optical Communication     Physics/Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering Matthew Shaw (JPL)  15-Dec-14
Science Data Visualization Touchscreen Development    Computer Science Brian Knosp (JPL)  12-Dec-14
Data Repository Database and Catalog Development    Computer Science Brian Knosp (JPL)  12-Dec-14
Constraining fundamental physics with Weak Lensing, Galaxy Clustering and Cosmic Microwave Background data    Astronomy/Astrophysics, Computer Science Tim Eifler (JPL)  12-Dec-14
Swarms of Robot Boats Multi-agent Control and Computer Vision    Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Michael Wolf (JPL)  09-Dec-14
Monitoring drought using airborne & spaceborne radar/radiometer    Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Seungbum Kim (JPL)  08-Dec-14
Live in vivo imaging of transcripts in the Drosophila embryo    Biology, Control and Dynamical Systems Angela Stathopoulos  08-Dec-14
Identification of signaling cues that support collective cell migration    Biology, Bioengineering Angela Stathopoulos  08-Dec-14
Studying Dark Energy with Euclid and WFIRST    Astronomy/Astrophysics, Physics/Applied Physics Jason Rhodes (JPL)  05-Dec-14
Non-Canonical Amino Acids in Protein Design, Evolution and Analysis    Chemistry, Chemical Engineering David Tirrell  04-Dec-14
Astrobiogeochemistry    Earth Science, Astrobiology Kenneth Williford (JPL)  04-Dec-14
Molecular Engineering for Imaging and Control of Biological Function    Bioengineering, Chemistry Mikhail Shapiro  04-Dec-14
Micro Wall-Climbing Robots    Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Aaron Parness (JPL)  04-Dec-14
Mars Data Analysis    Planetary Science, Earth Science Matthew Golombek (JPL)  03-Dec-14
Mathematical Logic/Set Theory    Mathematics Alexander Kechris  01-Dec-14
Searching for Gradients in Dwarf Galaxies    Astrophysics Evan Kirby  24-Nov-14
Thirty-Meter Telescope Wide Field Optical Spectrograph    Physics Nicholas Konidaris  19-Nov-14
Fast High-Order Algorithms for Partial Differential Equations in the Frequency and Time Domains    Applied and Computational Mathematics Oscar Bruno  17-Nov-14
Organic Synthesis and Methods Development     Chemistry Brian Stoltz  13-Nov-14