Dakota State University is pleased to announce we are accepting applications for our Summer 2021 REU Program. Please share the following with your students. Please accept our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this email.
REU Site in IoT Security
Support from the NSF (Award 1852145) establishes a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site in Internet of Things (IoT) security at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, South Dakota. The REU site will host 10 students on DSU’s campus to participate in a 10-week summer program each year of the project. Our summer program is unique in the way it provides the frontline cybersecurity research experiences in IoT, professional development, close student interactions, and follow-up activities to our student participants to build their knowledge and confidence for work in the cybersecurity field. The target student population of the proposed program is women students and students from the institutions with limited cybersecurity research opportunities. The students will work closely with faculty mentors to conduct IoT security research projects. The project will prepare and create a highly skilled and diverse group of students with research experiences in cybersecurity.
- IoT Device Vulnerability Exploitation (Research Mentor: R. Richardson)
- Cloud Vulnerability Exploitation (Research Mentor: B. Rimal)
- Ethical Hacking and Incident Reconstruction for Internet of Things (Research Mentor: A. Podhradsky)
- Integration of ABAC with IoT for Access Management (Research Mentor: Y. Wang)
- Stipend: $6,000 (paid in the first week, in the fifth week, and in the last week of the program).
- Paid travel expenses, housing, and meals
- Conduct frontline cybersecurity research in IoT with DSU faculty
- Explore and play in our hands-on, state-of-the-art technical labs
- Collaborate with other students across the nation
- Work with a DSU faculty mentor and a group of students on a research project
- Attend cybersecurity seminars, colloquiums, and workshops
- Attend a weekly project meeting during the summer program
- Attend other scheduled activities such as GenCyber Camp during the summer program
- Present your research project at the SD EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Symposium
- Follow-up activities after the summer program
- Participant must be currently enrolled in programs leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree (Full-time or part-time)
- Participant must be U.S citizen, U.S nationals, or permanent residents of the United States
- Participant must complete a minimum 15 credit hours above the 100 level courses in computer science or cyber-security
- An exceptional student who has less than 15 credit hours but has proof to demonstrate knowledge in computer science or cyber-security will also be considered
- An application form
- A personal statement explaining his/her interest in the REU program
- A resume including courses taken, academic accomplishments, class projects, and any relevant work experience
- A copy of an academic transcript
- (optional) A copy of supplement document such as homework assignment, class project report, and term paper which may help demonstrate your capability in coding and research.
- A letter of reference from a faculty member (please ask your referrer send the recommendation letter directly to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please follow the application process to submit all the required documents including a personal statement, your resume, a copy of an academic transcript, and a letter of reference from a faculty member. The application form is available at: https://forms.gle/swCYWx4RbFJcvZh48
- Application deadline: Mar 31, 2021
- Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2021
- Summer program: June 1 - August 6, 2021
About DSU (Dakota State University)
DSU was founded in 1881 as a school for teacher education in the Dakota Territory. Today, we're one of the most technologically advanced campuses in the Midwest. A public university, we are governed by the South Dakota System Board of Regents and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. We specialize in computer management, computer information systems, and other related undergraduate and graduate programs. We stay true to our roots by placing special emphasis on the preparation of teachers with expertise in the use of computer technology in the teaching and learning process. We have more than 45 majors to choose from, plus a robust graduate program.
DSU has directed significant research and educational efforts towards cybersecurity. The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences currently offers four undergraduate programs including Computer Science, Cyber Operations, Network and Security Administration, and Computer Game Design, two master programs including Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) with a specialization in Cyber Operations and Master of Science in Cyber Defense (MSCD), and a doctoral program in cyber operations. DSU is among the first four schools selected by the NSA to receive the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) designation in 2012. This project will help DSU reach out to many more faculty and students in the nation. It will enhance our strengths in cybersecurity education and expand our impact on institutions with limited cybersecurity research opportunities.
We’re located in Madison, South Dakota. It’s a bustling community with a friendly, small-town feel. You can take a tour of our campus online.