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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:  Automated imaging workflow for astrobiology
Disciplines:  Information Systems/Technology, Astrobiology
Mentor:  Kenneth Williford, (JPL),
Background:  The mission of the JPL Astrobiogeochemistry Laboratory (abcLab) is to understand the formation, preservation and detection of morphologic, mineralogic, molecular and isotopic signs of life and environment to support the search for life beyond Earth.
Description:  The abcLab is seeking a student intern to assist with the development of an automated imaging workflow that would facilitate the visual identification of targets for coordinated, spatially-resolved analyses in ancient Mars-analog Earth rocks.
Student Requirements:  Requirements include a familiarity with digital imaging, instrument APIs, and networking in a multi-platform environment. Applicants should also exhibit an eagerness to learn, an ability to work independently, and a sense of humor.
Location / Safety:  Project building and/or room locations: . Student will need special safety training: No.
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    Caltech students only 

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

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