Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session
The Research Experience for Undergraduates in UAV Technologies project is funded by the NSF’s EEC Program. The main goal of this project is to increase undergraduate students’ participation and interest in research on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) technologies. Undergraduate students from 2- and 4-year institutions are involved in a multidisciplinary research projects at the authors’ institution. The REU site supports 10 students for 10 weeks of summer research per year, with the projects focusing on research on the Dynamics and Control of UAVs, Obstacle & Collision Avoidance System for UAVs, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, and Flight Test experience. Another goal is to attract students from community colleges to STEM programs at 4-year institutions and encourage the participants to pursue their studies for graduate degrees.
This poster will provide an overview of student activities, lessons learned so far, and the assessment of the first year of the program. The students were carefully and closely mentored by an interdisciplinary team of faculty members from various departments within the Colleges of Engineering and Science. The participating students learned to use computational tools needed to engage in multidisciplinary UAV research projects. They learned to do the scientific literature review and opportunity to improve written and oral communication skills. The participants were required to present a poster, give an oral presentation of the research, and submit abstract (s) to student and/or professional conferences. In addition, the students participated in a series of research symposium and seminars designed to expose them to a range of research topics, and engage in professional development activities such as workshop on Application to Graduate Programs, Resume Building, Ethics in Engineering and Science, etc.
Bhandari, S., & Aliyazicioglu, Z., & Tang, F., & Raheja, A. (2018, June), Board 11: Research Experience for Undergraduates in UAV Technologies Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29874
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