The optics on this are great: marry an HPTC research organization with the cool hip chic-ness of Google. From the release
NCSA has been selected as a mentor organization for Google Summer of Code 2009 and is looking for students to participate. Summer of Code offers student developers stipends of up to $4,500 to write code for various open-source projects. Students apply through Google, and applications are due April 3, 2009.
NCSA evidently did this last year as well. Great idea.