Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Computational Geodynamics

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to bring to your attention the 2021 Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG) Summer MOdeling Research Experiences (SMOREs) program. This program provides financially supported training and research opportunities in computational geodynamics, with research projects focused on numerical modeling of tectonic processes on Earth and other planets within our solar system.

The training and research projects involve a wide range of disciplines and skill sets, including advanced data analysis, best practices in programming, designing simulations to test hypotheses, statistical model validation, and use of high-performance computing resources. Combined, these tools will be used to address such fundamental questions as “What controls deformation at tectonic plate boundaries?”, “How does magma move and evolve within tectonic plates?”, and “How is convection within extraterrestrial planets different from Earth?”.

Participants will be matched with host mentors from a nationwide network that includes UC Davis, UC San Diego, JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) New Mexico Tech, Washington State University, and the University of Idaho.

Support will be provided through a weekly stipend plus travel costs to host sites. Additional support is available for housing costs and to present at a professional meeting such as AGU.

We are particularly interested in applications from underrepresented groups and students that have faced challenges in finding computational research opportunities. Please feel free to forward.

Please see our website for more information and eligibility requirements before applying:
Applications Close: April 5, 2021
Notifications Begin: May 1, 2021

Best Regards,
John Naliboff