2019 Summer Research in San Diego Announcement

2019-01-14

Summer research opportunity at SDSU home campus for SDSU Georgia juniors

San Diego State University Georgia is opening a call for applications for short-term summer research at SDSU home campus in San Diego, California in summer 2019, through the Grant for Enrichment and Development of Student Experiences (GEDSE), supported by Millennium Challenge Account Georgia.

In summer 2018, 15 students visited SDSU home campus for summer research, of which 12 students were fully or partially funded. Research topics of last year’s visitors included:

  • Fall detection and prediction using machine learning – Davit Soselia, Computer Engineering; Research Mentors – Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar, Dr. Christoper Paolini, SDSU
  • Identifying the best model for the real-time video data processing – Lana Gaspariani, Computer Engineering; Research Mentor – Dr. Xiaobai Liu, SDSU
  • Animal activity detection in a natural environment using IOT – Vakhtang Donadze, Shota Amashukeli, Computer Engineering; Research Mentors – Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar, Dr. Baris Aksanli, SDSU
  • Optimal LoRa Gateway location – David Janelidze, Computer Engineering; Research Mentor - Dr. Mahasweta Sarkar, SDSU
  • Quasidynamical symmetries in nuclear shell model – Ana Lomashvili, Electrical Engineering; Research Mentor – Dr. Calvin Johnson, SDSU
  • Electromagnetic waves and antennas: a conical antenna for satellite communication – Mikheil Kushashvili, Electrical Engineering; Research Mentor – Dr. Satish K. Sharma, SDSU
  • Inhibition of SRC kinase activity – Paata Burnadze, Chemistry; Research Mentor – Dr. John Love, SDSU
  • Using of protein design to engineer a scaffold for regio-selective C-H functionalization – Mariam Basilaia, Tamar Maisuradze, Shota Tsikhiseli, Chemistry/Biochemistry; Research Mentor – Dr. John Love, SDSU
  • Degenerate four wave mixing laser spectroscopy – Luka Tatarashvili, Chemistry; Research Mentor – Dr. William Tong, SDSU.

All junior students who have completed pre-major requirements and are academically qualified (with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0) will be able to participate in the program, if they manage to find a mentor at SDSU who can provide confirmation that they will accept students for the specific time period (three to eight weeks) during summer 2019.

Additionally, if students require funding, they will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
  • Be able to demonstrate the need for funding
  • Have had no prior experience at home campus
  • Have managed to find a mentor at SDSU who can provide confirmation that they will accept students for the specific time period (three to eight weeks) during summer 2019.

All students applying for summer research must have satisfied the English language competence requirement: TOEFL score of at least 550 ITP, 80 IBT, or IELTS score of at least 6.5.

We will be happy to help you find an SDSU faculty who will supervise your research.

We are able to accommodate funding for Georgian citizens only for now, but students of all nationalities are welcome to participate in the program.

If you think that you require financial assistance, please:

  1. Write one paragraph of your bio, and an additional text that describes what the subject of your research would be and how you would use this summer research opportunity;

  2. Fill out the Financial Assistance Request Application form attached at the end of this announcement;

  3. Fill out the Financial Assistance Data Sheet form attached at the end of this announcement.

In the Financial Assistance Request Application please indicate total expenses that can be covered by you (if any), total expenses for which you require our assistance, and list the items with estimated costs for which assistance is requested (e.g. flight cost, visa expenses, insurance, meal plan, accommodation).

Visa category required for a research visit to the U.S. is a J1 scholar visa. Visa expenses are: 160 USD visa fee, and 180 USD SEVIS fee. The period of the visit are estimated to be 3 to 8 weeks, depending on the availability of the hosting SDSU faculty member.

All of the above are requested to be submitted until 5 P.M. on Friday, February 15, 2019 to Ana Tonikiani, Student Service Coordinator, on the following email address: atonikiani@sdsu.edu.

We wish you the best of luck in this endeavor. Questions are welcome.

San Diego State University Georgia Administration

  Financial Assistance Request Application

  Financial Assistance Data Sheet