Jetstream REU 2019 -- recruiting now!

Posted by Jeremy Fischer on 03/13/2019 19:45 UTC

Dear Colleagues,

We are recruiting students for the Jetstream Research Experiences for Undergraduates program to be held this summer at Indiana University. We are aiming to recruit broadly across the nation and are particularly hoping to reach minority serving institutions and institutions in EPSCoR jurisdictions. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2019. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who might be interested. Thanks!


Winona Snapp-Childs, PhD
Manager, Collaboration and Engagement Support
UITS Research Technologies – Pervasive Technology Institute
Indiana University
2709 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408-2671


We are recruiting undergraduate students (U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents only) to do research at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) during the summer of 2019 as a part of the NSF-funded Jetstream project. The goal of Jetstream is to increase access to cloud computing resources to researchers in the long-tail-of-science (including social science and humanities research). Students will work with Indiana University researchers and staff to do mentored research projects about Jetstream. Potential research topics include utilizing big data techniques to support social science and humanities research, best practices for machine learning in the cloud, and best practices with big data analytics using Jetstream. Students will receive a generous stipend as well as living expenses for the duration of the experience. Interested students should our view website ( for more details and application instructions.

Application materials are due March 31, 2019 and are as follows:

1) University transcripts. At the time of application, the student must provide an unofficial or official transcript from the college/university that the student is currently attending (an official transcript will be required once a participation offer has been accepted).

2) One or two recommendation letters Letters may be from faculty members, IT professionals, or employers who can evaluate the student’s potential success, taking into consideration the student’s accomplishments, intellectual prowess, independent work habits, capacity for critical and analytical thinking, and ability to organize and express ideas clearly. Letters should be sent to

3) Personal statement. The required personal statement (2 pages maximum) will include responses to the following:

Why do I want to participate in the Jetstream REU program? (what do I hope to gain from this summer research experience)? What do you hope to gain from this summer research experience? What are your short- and long-term career goals? What are my personal qualities, research, and/or technical skills that are applicable for this research experience? In particular, comment on experience with scripting or programming languages (Python, Matlab, etc.) and command line experience (Unix/Linux).

Jeremy Fischer
Senior Technical Advisor
Jetstream (NSF Award #ACI-1445604)
UITS Research Technologies – CESG