Selected applicants will receive a
grant through the summer months to pursue research with one of the faculty members of the Computer Science Department of the University of Houston. The grant will include a monthly stipend and travel reimbursement if the applicant is coming from outside the Houston metro area. The NSF REU grant mechanism is designed to promote the careers of students interested in pursuing graduate education. It is an invaluable experience and CV booster that cannot be substituted even by a perfect performance in a perfect curriculum. The selection will be based on academic background and two letters of recommendation from faculty members (to include observations of and assessment of the student's initiative, imagination, creativity, and perseverance in previous work). Project areas in which participants may be involved are listed under "Project Descriptions". Participants will have library, office, and laboratory space provided. The participants' development will be closely patterned after that of graduate students conducting research. During the necessary literature search and formulation of the problem, students will be closely guided by their supervisor.