A partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado Denver
The Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) is a partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Denver. It is our objective to provide research opportunities at NIST and to facilitate collaborations between our faculty and NIST staff. The program places undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-doctoral researchers, in NIST labs to gain hands-on research experience working with NIST researchers.
Student participants receive full graduate tuition reimbursement (at in-state resident levels) and a monthly stipend or hourly wage. The opportunity is also available to international students.
Applicable majors include all STEM Degrees, engineering disciplines, computer science, chemistry and physics.
For information about the types of research conducted at NIST, visit www.nist.gov/iaao/academic-affairs-office/nist-professional-research-experience-program-prep.
Undergraduate and graduate students: Please complete the application form and send it, along with a resume and unofficial transcript, to Mark Golkowski. Student applications are evaluated based on above-mentioned criteria and availability of positions at NIST.
Spring semester - November 1
Fall semester - March 1
Post-doctoral researchers: Please contact Mark Golkowski.
Faculty: Please identify students that meet the criteria as well as a potential NIST sponsor. Hamid Fardi can facilitate contacts with NIST personnel.