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PIRE Application

Science and engineering students from all ranks (BS, MS, and PhD) and backgrounds (race, ethnicity, citizenship, and gender) who are interested in the enhancement of cyberinfrastructure or in applying cyberinfrastructure to solve society- and industry-driven problems are encouraged to apply to be PIRE participants.

Students with strong academic qualifications (a high GPA and GRE, if applicable), strong research track record (having a well-respected research advisor, high-quality publications in premier journals and conferences, patents, etc.), and with active participation in ongoing national/international research projects (including Research Experiences for Undergraduates) have a higher chance of acceptance into our PIRE program. Please be sure to emphasize these qualities in your Short Statement and your Resume when you submit your application.

If you are applying for PIRE and do not have a research advisor, please select one from the list of PIRE Faculty members at your home institution (see the "People" tab above for their names and follow the links there for their research interests). Working with them on a project related to the core research theme of PIRE, Cyberinfrastructure Application Enablement (see http://pire.fiu.edu/poster.pdf), will help to increase your chances of becoming a PIRE Participant.

For additional information, please see our PIRE Recruitment Flier.

Please apply by filling out the PIRE participant application

2009-2010 PIRE Participants Selected

February 2009

The 2009 FIU-FAU PIRE Executive committee, led by Dr. Yi Deng, completed the selection of the second cadre of PIRE students. There were 54 applicants received for the 2009 selection from both FIU and FAU from which 24 students were selected. The selected students will travel to China, Brazil, France, Spain, Mexico and India to conduct research with our collaborative partners.

2008-2009 Student Participants Selected

January 2008

The PIRE Executive Committee, led by Dr. Yi Deng, completed the selection of the 2008-2009 PIRE student researchers. We received 68 competitive applications at FIU and FAU, among which we could only select 27 applications for PIRE in 2008-2009. We encourage you to visit our website for updates concerning our research activities and for the next round of student participation calls.


"PIRE... provides our students with the kind of direct international experience and training that will prepare them for careers in an increasingly competitive global arena."
Dr. Modesto Maidique
President Emeritus, Florida International University

"PIRE...will enable the next generation of students participants to become fully engaged as members of the globally-aware IT workforce.""
Dr. Nicholas Bowen
Vice President of Strategy and Worldwide Operations, IBM Research

"We look forward to hosting students researchers ... to foster our existing collaborations and create new ones."
Mateo Valero Cortés
Director, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

"I was able to develop quite a bit as a person, researcher, and professional."
Marlon Bright,
FIU student

"Being able to learn elements directly related to my project, the likes and dislikes of another culture, and be able to communicate in a different language are all aspects related to the PIRE program for which I will always be grateful."
Simone Pasmore,
FAU student

"It helps you build confidence that the degree you hold will enable you to tackle any problem, and, more importantly, it lets you experience the job before committing your life to it."
Allison Lanager,
FIU student

This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number OISE-0730065. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. © 2007 Florida International University