Team for Research in
Ubiquitous Secure Technology

Summer 2010
Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(TRUST REU)

June 7 – July 31, 2010

UC Berkeley • Carnegie Mellon University • Cornell University
Stanford University • Vanderbilt University

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please Read Entire Document

NOTE: APPLICATION DEADLINES EXTENDED!!!

 

Application materials:
Applications process closed
Mail all materials to:

Dr. Kristen Gates
TRUST REU Program
TRUST Center
University of California, Berkeley
337 Cory Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1774

Have questions? Contact: kgates@eecs.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-3737

 

 

APPLICATION SUMMARY

Item
Action/Item
Date
Information/Documents Required
1
TRUST-REU Online Application Form Available January 1, 2010 Applications process closed
2
Application period December 1, 2009 to March 15, 2010 Online application and non-electronic application materials
3

Application deadline
EXTENDED!!!

March 15, 2010 at
5 PM (Pacific Time)

The recommendation letters and academic transcript must be postmarked by
March 20, 2010
4
Two letters of recommendation with Recommendation Form
EXTENDED!!!
Postmarked by
March 19, 2010

University of California, Berkeley
337 Cory Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1774

5
Official copy of current academic transcript
EXTENDED!!!
Postmarked by
March 19, 2010
University of California, Berkeley
337 Cory Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1774
6
Program notification
EXTENDED!!!
March 15-31, 2010 An email notification will be to you sent concerning your program status and campus location.
7
Program date and locations June 7 – July 31, 2010

UC Berkeley
Carnegie Mellon University
Cornell University
Stanford University
Vanderbilt University

The TRUST Research Experiences for Undergraduates (TRUST-REU) in Cyber Security and Trustworthy Systems, was established to promote access to graduate education among undergraduates who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged and who may not have exposure to the academic environment of a research university.

The program offers a research experience in cyber security and trustworthy systems and TRUST related topics. The TRUST-REU is a eight-week program that will commence on Monday, June 7, 2010, and continue through Friday, July 31, 2010. Dorm move-in, Sunday June 6 and move-out, Saturday August 1, 2010.

The goal of this program is to increase the level of diversity among students entering graduate programs by providing research opportunities under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Program objectives are: to provide students with preparation to become research scholars; to stimulate serious consideration of graduate study; and to increase the number of successful underserved applicants and to enroll these students in graduate school.

The TRUST-REU affords students an opportunity to conduct research under the direction and guidance of a UC Berkeley faculty member and/or graduate student mentor. In most disciplines, scholars may propose a research topic, but the mentor determines the research project. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have shown potential for success, but may have had limited access to graduate research or other academic opportunities. The program strongly encourages applications from undergraduates who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged and who show potential to benefit from exposure to the environment of a research university. All applicants will be considered without regard to race or gender.

ELIGIBILITY
The TRUST-REU will be offered on a competitive basis to those individuals who, at the application deadline:

a) are citizens or permanent residents of the United States;
b) are enrolled full time at a four-year college or university;
c) are sophomores (who have completed at least three semesters or four quarters of actual college
course work), juniors, who will not be graduating in the spring; and and seniors graduating in December.
d) have not already completed a B.A. or B.S. degree;
e) have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average;
f) have shown potential for success, but may have had limited access to graduate research or other
preparatory opportunities; the applicant should indicate his/her potential for success particularly as it
relates to educational achievement while overcoming obstacles, which may include, but are not
limited to economic, social, or educational challenges.

PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS
Research projects are under individual faculty sponsorship. Students are encouraged to express interest in a specific area of research. The program cannot, however, guarantee that the student will work in his/her expressed research interest. Faculty mentors and the program director reserve the right to make final research placements.

All research is substantive, requiring the full-time commitment of the student (five days a week/40 hours per week). In conjunction with the requirements of the faculty mentors, all participants are required to submit a research paper and make a final presentation. Students also participate in supplemental activities (weekly workshops, meetings, and Graduate Record Examination [GRE] preparation) to enhance their program experience and preparation for graduate school.

AWARDS
Students will be awarded a $4,000 stipend. All program participants will be required to live in assigned, on-campus housing (dorms). The program will cover all expenses for room and board (double occupancy). Travel costs to the program and back to the student’s home campus will be covered within program limitations (for all non-UC Berkeley students). Scholars admitted to TRUST-REU should be notified by March 31, 2010 or sooner.

APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES
All application materials must be submitted together in one envelope and must include:

a) Copy of the Completed Online Application Form (includes resume and statement of purpose)
b) Two Letters of Recommendation with Recommendation Form
c) Official copy of your current academic transcript

All application packets (containing a–c) must be postmarked by March 15, 2010. For further information, please contact Dr. Kristen Gates, by email (kgates@eecs.berkeley.edu) or call (510) 642-3737.

Without a copy of your entire application packet, along with the online application original, your application is not considered complete. All documents must be returned to:

Dr. Kristen Gates
TRUST REU Summer Research Program
TRUST Center
University of California, Berkeley
337 Cory Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1774

 


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