The Summer Web-Based Institute for Technologies in CompSci and Healthcare (SWITCH) program is offered this summer as a modified online alternative to our in-person PATHS-UP/Expeditions RET summer internship. SWITCH is a free 5-week summer research program for computer science, technology, and programming teachers.* The program includes virtual networking, participation in university research, presentations based on the research done at Rice University, and lesson development.
Teachers will delve into computer science and engineering topics such as hardware and software issues, applications, and instructional considerations. These fundamentals and programming concepts will allow participants to explore and develop models of healthcare devices that have practical uses in society. Participants receive up to 150 CPE hours and $5,500 in stipends and materials!
Participants are matched to a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher mentor who will help guide their research.
The application closed on May 8, 2020—agreement forms were due by this day. All applicants will receive an email update regarding their status by May 15, 2020.
|June 15 - July 17, 2020 | 9:30 am - 2:30 pm|
The SWITCH program includes:
The expectations of SWITCH interns include, but are not limited to:
For completing all program requirements, interns will receive:
In addition to the online application, applicants are required to submit a signed Participant Agreement Letter (PAL) and Hold Harmless. If you are unable to upload these documents to your application, you can email them to email@example.com.
Applicants will be notified of their status by May 15, 2020. Space is very limited and subject to funding availability, therefore, completing the application process does NOT guarantee placement in the program.
Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP) is a NSF-sponsored research center that aims to change the paradigm for the health of underserved communities by developing revolutionary, cost-effective technologies and systems at the point-of-care. PATHS-UP brings outstanding expertise to overcome four barriers endemic to POC devices: the need to be field deployable, have high accuracy, have low complexity, and be affordable
If you have any questions about SWITCH, you can contact the program lead.
Allen Antoine, M.Ed.
Associate Director for Math & Computer Science
713-348-8218 | firstname.lastname@example.org
*Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident to apply.