Research Programs & Opportunities
(Non-UCSB Students)

These opportunities are available to non-UCSB students.

Cooperative International Science and Engineering Internships (CISEI) 
ContactJulie Standish, Program Coordinator, Materials Research Lab, (805) 893-5314

This program sends US science and engineering undergraduates to international partner institutions for a 10-week summer research experience. Internships are available at research centers in Eindhoven-Netherlands; Dublin-Ireland; Cork-Ireland; Oxford-England; Shanghai-China; Saarbruecken-Germany and Goethenborg-Sweden.

Condor Technology Internship Program
ContactAnthony Karmis, Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships, California NanoSystems Institute

The CONDOR TECHS program brings science, engineering, and mathematics college students from Oxnard college to the UC Santa Barbara campus for a two week science intensive program for a hands-on experience in a dynamic research environment. The students chosen for the program work with graduate student researchers in UCSB science and engineering laboratories, gaining first-hand experience in how scientific research is conducted as well as guidance for research based careers. They will also gain experience in preparing and presenting talks to disseminate their research findings and network with science, engineering, and mathematics researchers through social, academic, and professional development activities.

Jack Kent Cooke Bridges for Engineering and Science Transfers
Contact
Anthony Karmis, Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships, California NanoSystems Institute

The Cooke Bridges program brings science, engineering, and mathematics community college students to the UC Santa Barbara campus for a one week science intensive residential program hosted at CNSI for a hands-on experience in a dynamic research environment. The students chosen for the program work with graduate student researchers in UCSB science and engineering laboratories, gaining first-hand experience in how scientific research is conducted. They will also gain experience in preparing and presenting talks to disseminate their research findings and network with science, engineering, and mathematics researchers and industry professionals through social, academic, and professional development activities.

NNIN Research Experience for Undergraduates (main site)
ContactMelanie-Claire MallisonNNIN REU Program Assistant, (607) 254-4858 

The NNIN REU program is designed to give undergraduate students an introductory research experience in nanotechnology. Each year a total of approximately 90 students are hosted across the network for a 10 week program, spread across the 14 NNIN sites. Any undergraduate student is eligible to apply. UCSB students may not attend the UCSB program, but may apply to one of the other sites.

RISE School-Year Program (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)
ContactJulie Standish, Program Coordinator, Materials Research Lab, (805) 893-5314

Science and engineering students from UCSB and other universities acquire research experience in a variety of exciting fields through these internships. Interns meet regularly to share their experiences and report on their progress. Our research interns often present at conferences such as at the annual Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research. Interns choose between two award levels, $500/quarter and $1000/quarter, based on the hours committed to research (between 50-100 hours/quarter).

RISE Summer Internships (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)
ContactJulie Standish, Program Coordinator, Materials Research Lab, (805) 893-5314

The NNIN REU program is designed to give undergraduate students an introductory research experience in nanotechnology. Each year a total of approximately 90 students are hosted across the network for a 10 week program, spread across the 14 NNIN sites. Any undergraduate student is eligible to apply. UCSB students may not attend the UCSB program, but may apply to one of the other sites.

Summer Applied Biotechnology Research Experience
ContactStephanie LupoEducation and Outreach Coordinator for ICB Summer Research Program, (805) 893-8334

This program brings science and engineering majors from across the U.S. to UCSB for a summer research experience. Interns are partnered with a mentor of similar interest, conduct research in our state-of-the-art laboratories, attend research seminars, receive training in career development skills, and participate in social activities. Students must be a science, engineering, and/or mathematics undergraduate or masters student enrolled as a junior, senior, or masters student in the Fall 2013, have a minimum B average, and must be from an under-represented group – Blacks/African Americans, Native Americans/Alaskans, Pacific Islanders, and Latinos/Latinas.