Published: Oct. 5, 2021

 2022 Summer Program for Interdisciplinary Research and Education – Emerging Interface Technologies (SPIRE-EIT)

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate Students

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 – Saturday, August 6, 2022
Accepting applications: October 1, 2021

Application deadline: December 31, 2021, or until all positions are filled.


The 2022 program is a ten-week undergraduate internship where students work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams, receive core training, and gain hands-on research experience with emerging interface technologies. 


Program Details:

  • Interns will travel to the ISU campus on Tuesday, May 31, and will travel home on Saturday, August 6
  • $5,000 stipend for the summer
  • Free on-campus apartment housing
  • Travel allowance
  • Training and hands-on experience will include classroom lectures, activities, a journal club, and get-to-know-faculty seminars
  • Food allowance, which will include dining dollars to be used in the ISU cafeteria or other food vendors on campus, in addition to several meals being provided by the program
  • For more information about the program and to apply, visit
  • For questions, contact the SPIRE-EIT Program at
  • Sponsored by National Science Foundation Grant 1757900


Emerging Interface Technologies

The study of the relationship between humans and increasingly powerful, portable, interconnected, and ubiquitous computers has become one of the most rapidly growing and significant fields of technical investigation. Interdisciplinary in the extreme, this emerging field will have an impact on nearly every area of human endeavor. There exists a need to specifically train students in this burgeoning area, and we hold a strong commitment to train students to be the best and the brightest. We feel that involving students in cutting-edge research is the best way to prepare future engineers, scientists, and artists to work at the ever more present interface between humans and computers.