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NSF-SDSU STEM Scholars Program

The Computational Science Research Center at SDSU was recently awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide scholarships to undergraduate students in science and engineering to engage them in computational research projects. This NSF-SDSU STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) will provide yearly scholarships up to $5000 for juniors entering the program and $6000 for seniors who continue participating in the program during the second year. The goal of this scholarship is to assist academically talented, financially needy students to explore opportunities for computational modeling and simulation research in science and engineering disciplines. This year we plan to award 30 scholarships to science and engineering students who are in the junior or senior years and are interested in future graduate studies.

Participation in this scholarship program will provide students the opportunity to join a research lab and get trained to use and develop computational tools in their respective disciplines. Participants get to contribute to ongoing research projects, while acquiring essential skills that can make them high qualified attractive candidates for future research careers in academia, national labs and industry. Students participating in the NSF-SDSU STEM Scholars Program also will get career development counselling, assistance in developing a portfolio to apply to graduate programs, help in locating and applying for national scholarships and internships in government labs.

To qualify, students must be U. S. citizens or permanent residents, must meet the criterion of financial need as determined by the U.S. Department of Education, must be juniors or seniors in science or engineering disciplines, have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

For more information on how to apply visit the NSF-SDSU STEM Scholars Program web site

To apply you need to submit
• Statement of Purpose stating why you want to participate in the S-STEM program, and how participation in the program will assist you in reaching your career goals.
• Completed application for the STEM Scholarships Program.
• Transcripts (unofficial copies) from all post secondary education.
• Three Letters of Recommendations, at least one of which is from a former professor in the selected field of study (using form provided).
Completed application package must be sent to following address as soon as possible.

Computational Science Research Center
Attention: Dr. Jose E. Castillo/Dr. Satchi Venkataraman
GMCS 206/M.C. 1245
College of Sciences
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1245

Applications will be reviewed starting March 15th and continued thereafter until all positions are filled.

If you have any questions please contact:

Students in college of science: Dr. Jose E. Castillo (castillo@
Students in college of engineering: Dr. Satchi Satchi Venkataraman (satchi


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