Applications for summer research with Janet Davis must include answers to some preliminary questions as well as a description of the project you wish to undertake. You will also submit thedivisional application to the division office. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 19. I will select students (and make a waiting list) by Monday, March 12. You must make a decision by Friday, March 16. However, since many REUs and other off-campus opportunities do not make decisions until after that date, I will understand if students who initially accept positions with me later choose an off-campus position.
Please sent your answers in a plain text email. Your answers should be part of the message and not an attachment.
Note that there are two parts to the application: A preliminary list of questions and a discussion of your approach to the project.
Explain what you find interesting about the project. If you have ideas regarding how you might approach the project, please include them. (Since you're relatively new to CS, I don't expect you to have a particularly in-depth response, but your response will help me to understand how you might fit into the project.)
Write a few paragraphs describing what component of the project you find most interesting and how you would approach it. Consider how it fits into the larger agenda of applying the media computation approach in CSC 151. You should also discuss technologies you will rely on and some of your preliminary design ideas.
You will strengthen your application by showing me that you've looked into related research or technology and talked to students who previously worked on related projects. You will weaken your application by writing poorly.
Created February 6, 2007
Last modified February 6, 2007
With thanks to Sam Rebelsky: http://www.cs.grinnell.edu/~rebelsky/Department/glimmer-app-2007.html