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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 2017 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.

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Project:  Computational modeling of altruistic decision-making
Disciplines:  Computation and Neural Systems, Neuroscience
Mentor:  Ralph Adolphs, Professor, (HSS), radolphs@caltech.edu, Phone: 626-395-4486
Mentor URL:  http://www.emotion.caltech.edu  (opens in new window)
Background:  The project will involve eyetracking, behavioral, and fMRI measures of prosocial behavior. Requires good programming and math skills. Familiarity with decision neuroscience preferred.
Description:  The student would work with post-doc Anita Tusche on the design of experiments, testing of subjects, and analysis of the data.
Student Requirements:  programming in matlab and/or python; statistics; modeling
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       Amgen Scholars    Non-Caltech students only  
       SURF    both Caltech and non-Caltech students 

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


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