To make RadGrad as useful as possible, we are looking for students to help us perform research and development this summer on the following projects:
1. Support RadGrad2 development. We are currently implementing a brand new version of RadGrad based on Typescript, React, MongoDB, and Meteor. This work will involve a deep dive into RadGrad internals. You will obtain insight into the design and architecture of a sophisticated real-world application with hundreds of active users, best practices for web application development, testing, performance evaluation, and optimization.
2. Tailor RadGrad2 to a new academic unit. RadGrad is currently available only to students in the Department of Information and Computer Sciences. RadGrad2 is designed to be tailored to multiple STEM departments. This work involves spinning up a new instance of RadGrad for a new academic unit, perhaps at the University of Hawaii, perhaps elsewhere. You will obtain insight into customer requirements elicitation, usability evaluation, and RadGrad design internals.
3. CSExplore. We are designing an entirely new mobile-first application for high school students based upon the data collected by the undergraduate-oriented RadGrad system. You will gain skills in design, usability evaluation, and mobile-first development. This system may use a different front-end tech stack, such as NativeScript.
4. i-Internships. When students use RadGrad, the system collects information regarding their skills (i.e. from courses they took) and interests (from their interest list). This makes it possible for RadGrad to find and recommend internships for which a student is both interested and qualified. You will gain insights into parsing real-world websites to collect internship information, and simple recommendation schemes to match internships with students.
Note that the decision regarding which students will work on which areas will be made during the summer, and which project or projects you work on might change over the summer. We cannot guarantee which project you will work on at the time of application.
I'm interested! What's next?
As noted above, you can expect to be paid approximately $600/week for full time work. We will generally have 1-2 meetings a week. You will be able to do some of the work off-campus, but in general, at least 75% of your time must be spent in the lab so you can work with others. If you can't work full-time on the project during the summer, let's talk about your situation. A minimum commitment of 20 hours a week is necessary to ensure you make progress.
To apply, email Philip Johnson (email@example.com) by January 31, 2020. In your email, please provide a short paragraph introducing yourself and why you are interested in this internship. Please also provide a link to your professional portfolio and/or your resume.
We plan to interview candidates in early February and provide offers by the end of February.
- $600 week (full-time, part-time also possible)
- Apply by January 31, 2020