Summer of eResearch 2012 is happening

The Summer of eResearch is happening again in 2012. It is a chance for senior students to try out applying computers to challenging scientific problems. If you are an excellent student with a background in either science (who knows programming) or software engineering (with an interest in research), keep reading!

About the Summer of eResearch

The nationwide programme is a paid summer slot for senior tertiary students to experience what life is like as a professional researcher. It caters for all up and coming researchers who wish to apply computational methods.

Plans for this year include:

  • be mentored while working on some of the country’s most interesting science projects
  • weekly seminars by leaders within science and industry
  • a heavily subsidised “bootcamp” away to connect you with the teams and get you up and running
  • publication of your work at next year’s eResearch Symposium and/or eResearch Australasia

Who is eligible?

Ideal candidates are currently undertaking Masters who are considering to do a PhD. Exceptional students may be selected at an Honours level. Candidates should have a good background in programming.

Note to academics

We will be calling for projects shortly. To be selected, you need to ensure that there will be desks and a mentor for your project’s participants.

How to find out more

Make sure that you are checking out eresearch.org.nz for updates regularly. The Summer of eResearch Team will be posting out more details, including a detailed timeline shortly. In the interim, you can look through past projects and the wiki.

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