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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.

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.

The requested research listing (ID 1614) is no longer available.

Project Title Disciplines Mentor  Posted 
COSMIC: Labels & verification for ML Change Detection onboard mars orbiters    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Machine Learning / Data Science Lukas Mandrake (JPL)  15-Nov-17
Searching for New Particles and Forces With Polar Molecules    Physics, Applied Physics Nick Hutzler  14-Nov-17
Set Theory    Mathematics Alexander Kechris  13-Nov-17
Ismagilov Lab (microfluidics, diagnostics, devices, microbiome)    Chemical Engineering, Medical Engineering Rustem Ismagilov  13-Nov-17
Social Parasites: Evolution of Symbioses Between Beetles and Ants    Biology Joseph Parker  13-Nov-17
Metabolic Control of the Hedgehog Signaling Pathway    Multidisciplinary, Chemistry, Biology Alison Ondrus  12-Nov-17
Developing novel approaches for data mining and visualization of large-scale earthquake sequence simulations    Computer Science, Data Science Nadia Lapusta  09-Nov-17
Optimization of numerical methods for state-of-the-art earthquake sequence simulations    Applied and Computational Mathematics, Computer Science Nadia Lapusta  09-Nov-17
Mars Data Analysis    Planetary Science, Earth Science Matthew Golombek (JPL)  09-Nov-17
Understanding cellular differentiation in the absence of cellular boundaries    Biology Elliot Meyerowitz  09-Nov-17
a synthetic genetic system to investigate neuronal connections in brain circuits    Biology, Synthetic Biology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience Carlos Lois  09-Nov-17
Circumstellar Matter (Jets, Disks and Torii) in Young and Dying Stars    Astronomy/Astrophysics, Computational/Programming Raghvendra Sahai (JPL)  08-Nov-17
Modeling and Simulation of Planetary Space Platforms     Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Abhinandan Jain (JPL)  06-Nov-17
SWOT Xband Telecom GSE Support    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Analog and Digital Communications Jose Fernandez (JPL)  01-Nov-17
Uncertainty Assessment of the Performance Attributes and Reliability of a Command & Data Handling Processor Board with Complex Active Components    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Reliability Engineering Mark White (JPL)  01-Nov-17
Supercritical CO2 Extraction and on-line Chromatography for Ocean Worlds    Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Instrument Development Bryana Henderson (JPL)  01-Nov-17
Regional Climate Modeling and Evaluation    Earth Science, Computer Science Duane Waliser (JPL)  01-Nov-17
Research in laser ranging and synthetic tracking    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, optical engineering Inseob Hahn (JPL)  01-Nov-17
Path planning and controls for high speed boats    Computer Science, Electrical Engineering Joshua Vander Hook (JPL)  01-Nov-17
Polarimetric precipitation scattering simulator    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Physics/Applied Physics Robert Beauchamp (JPL)  01-Nov-17
From Innovation to Flight - Pilot Projects    Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical or Electrical Eng, Adrian Stoica (JPL)  01-Nov-17
Ground Penetrating Radar Quadcopter    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Geological/Geophysical Engineering Tushar Thrivikraman (JPL)  01-Nov-17
DTN Network Monitor and Control for Cubesats    Computer Science, Computer Engineering Jordan Torgerson (JPL)  01-Nov-17
Electrical System Design and Validation for Portable Life Detection Instrumentation    Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Peter Willis (JPL)  01-Nov-17
Enhancing Analytics for Large-Scale Hybrid Cloud Science Data Systems    Computer Science, SAR processing and analysis Lan Dang (JPL)  01-Nov-17
Europa Clipper Flight System Behavior Specification    Systems Engineering, Computer Science Michel Ingham (JPL)  01-Nov-17
Europa Clipper Project Software Systems Engineering    Computer Science, Systems Engineering Michel Ingham (JPL)  01-Nov-17
Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) parts insertion into Space Systems: Innovative Methods and Techniques for Low-Cost Risk Mitigation of COTS Parts exposed to space environments    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Reliability Engineering Mark White (JPL)  01-Nov-17
APPS Label Design Tool Development    Computer Science, Planetary Science Stirling Algermissen (JPL)  01-Nov-17
Atmospheric Rivers : Science and Applications    Earth Science, Environmental Science Duane Waliser (JPL)  01-Nov-17