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Helen Edwards Summer Internship – The Helen Edwards Summer Internship program is a 10-week opportunity for students majoring in physics and engineering at universities in Europe. Interns work with Fermilab scientists and engineers at the frontier of scientific research in physics and particle accelerator technology.
PATHS-UP SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES – During the PATHS-UP summer research experience, participants will work closely with faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate mentors on current research projects, make short progress presentations to their peers during program meetings, attend presentation skills workshops, make a formal poster presentation of their research experience at the end of the program, and submit a written, final report describing the results of their research. Students should not enroll in additional academic courses during the summer sessions. It is hoped that the students participating in the program will make significant contributions to ongoing faculty research and, more importantly, will gain an appreciation for and an interest in graduate school and a future research career.
Penn State Chemical Engineering REU – Students participating in the program will engage in a wide range of chemical engineering research projects that integrate biology and materials science and will participate in weekly group activities. These activities provide an overview of current biomaterials technologies and expose students to the research challenges in each area. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills that will aid in key research contributions and will allow them to gain a deeper understanding of research processes and biomaterial technologies. Students will be challenged to utilize their skills and knowledge to develop new solutions for the betterment of human health, the environment, and society.
UA Computer Engineering REU – Students will fly through Atlanta, GA to travel together as a group to Ecuador. This will provide an opportunity for the participants to meet the faculty chaperone, meet each other, participate in ice-breaker activities, be introduced to the REU summer schedule, and discuss the next steps in their international travel. From Atlanta, the group will fly to Manta, Ecuador after which we will travel by bus to Bahia. Once in Bahia, the group stay at the RFI organized housing accommodations. While the official language of Ecuador is Spanish, the RFI organizers coordinate all necessary activities in English and provide translation services where necessary for their workshops. Workshops focus on social and environmental enterprise models, ethical entrepreneurship, viability of large scale bamboo production, sustainable international development, and political/social/cultural/economic analysis of post disaster zones.
UA Fluid Engineering REU – The University of Alabama REU in Fluid Mechanics with Analysis Using Computations and Experiments is housed in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. This program spans 10 weeks and offers opportunities for up to 10 students from UA and other institutions across the nation. Available research projects implement both computational and experimental analysis tools. This exciting research opportunity begins in mid-May and is available for up to ten motivated U.S. engineering or science undergraduates with a minimum 3.0 GPA. It is strongly encouraged that applicants have successfully completed a sophomore-level course in fluid mechanics, earning a grade of B or higher. The weekly stipend is $500. On-campus housing is available.
Integrated Academia-Industry REU in Smart Structure Technologies- Participants are expected to spend a total of 10 weeks in the program. During the first weeks you will be trained at San Francisco State University or the University of South Carolina. Then, you will have the opportunity to participate in a collaborative research project between academia and industry. Formal training, workshops, technical tours and local cultural activities will also be part of the program. Support for the program is provided by the National Science Foundation. This includes a stipend of $5,000 and supports to travel to the program and to a domestic conference to present the research findings. Housing will be provided by the hosting institution.
UCONN Nanotechnology REU – The objectives of our REU Site are to increase the quantity and quality of scientists and engineers prepared to address grand challenges through ethical use of nanoscience; increase the number of students from underrepresented populations including minorities, women, and veterans who pursue graduate education and academic research in nanotechnology-related engineering fields; and to build alliances with minority-serving institutions and programs to enable a sustainable pipeline of underrepresented students who will become leaders in nanotechnology-related engineering fields.
UF Engineering for Healthcare REU – The REU Site Engineering for Healthcare will involve a diverse cohort of students in convergent research and curricula focused on critical engineering challenges in healthcare. REU Participants will (i) engage in high-impact research in partnership with engineering faculty and graduate student mentors, (ii) attend workshops dedicated to research practices and communications training, (iii) attend a seminar series where important high-priority challenges in healthcare that require engineering solutions are elucidated through partnerships with clinical faculty or healthcare professionals, and (iv) disseminate their research results through both oral and written communications. Via this REU Site, each participant will gain foundational skills through training workshops on the scientific method, and via hands-on research activities. REU Participants will gain an awareness of how traditional engineering principles can be extended to address modern engineering problems in the healthcare field and in society. Finally, REU Participants will improve their oral and written communication skills through symposium-style presentations and written project reports. Because of this training, REU Participants will be better prepared to succeed in their current undergraduate curriculum and be better prepared to make a positive impact upon entering industry or graduate school. A diverse cohort of participants will be recruited for this REU Site, including students that attend universities with limited research opportunities and students that may not have previously considered research-oriented careers.
Florida Atlantic University Renewable Energy REU – Ocean currents off the Southeast U.S. represent an untapped energy source with a technically feasible power production potential estimated at 19 GW in U.S. waters. The time average energy densities in this ocean current reach 3.3 kW/m2 off Florida’s east coast, several times greater than the most energy dense wind resource in the U.S. The on-campus research will focus on three technical challenges associated with harnessing this resource: resource assessment, system design and reliability and environmental impacts.