The ASCEND project will again be participating in the Google Summer of Code programme, now for the third year in a row. We hope to take about 5 student projects, building on the progress made in early years. Please check our wiki for the Student Projects list, as well our advice to applicants, see
As it says there: try to get involved early -- our experience is that the best GSOC participants are also the students who come along before the deadline, communicate with us in a meaningful way, and contribute new code, patches, suggestions, etc before the application itself. Ways you can do that are listed above.