UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES IN EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

ABOUT GRAND CHALLENGES INTERNS PROJECTS

The Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology (UseIT) internship is a team-based undergraduate research program run by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) at its lead institution, the University of Southern California (USC). Interns get hands-on experience developing technical tools to communicate important earthquake science concepts. UseIT interns are mentored by several of the nation's most forward-thinking earthquake and computer scientists. Since 2002, the UseIT program has built a community of over 250 alumni from more than 40 colleges and universities. A key aspect of the UseIT program is its flexible, yet structured, multi-disciplinary team approach. Students share their diverse skills and interests, creating a powerful synergy through this peer mentoring. The majority of UseIT interns have considerable computer science skill or aptitude, but successful UseIT interns have hailed from nearly three dozen disciplines, all class levels, and all skill levels. Successful UseIT interns have in common a willingness to step outside their comfort zones and try new things.

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INTERNS OF 2017

 
Interns Highlight
Meet four of our 2017 interns. They come from different majors to contribute to SCEC research. Discover what our interns hope to gain from the SCEC UseIT internship and how they plan to use their experience for their future careers. more...

USEIT PROGRAM MANAGER

 
Dr. Gabriela Noriega
Dr. Noriega recently joined SCEC as the Manager of Experiential Learning and Career Advancement. In her role, she manages SCEC’s internship programs, UseIT and SURE, to engage students in STEM-based research experiences. Her goal is to provide young scientists with research and networking opportunities to encourage and sustain careers in earthquake science.

DIVERSE COMMUNITY

 
Paving the Way Towards Research
The overarching goal of UseIT is to motivate undergraduates from diverse backgrounds towards careers in science and engineering through team-based research in the exciting field of Earthquake Information Technology. 
2018 IMPORTANT DATES

January 8 - February 16: First priority applications accepted online
February 19 - March 23: First priority applications reviewed. Certain candidates/references may be contacted to participate in interviews.
May - September: SCEC/SURE program. Interns participate for 8-10 consecutive weeks in this time frame, with specifics dependent upon mentor and project.
June 11 - August 3: SCEC/UseIT 8 week program.
September 9 - 12: SCEC Annual Meeting