June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
22.951.1 - 22.951.10
International Research Experience for Engineering Students in China in the area of Fuel CellsThe department of mechanical engineering at Oakland University was awarded by the NationalScience Foundation a grant entitled “International Research Experience for Students(IRES):Collaborative Research Activities with China on Fluid and Thermal Transport in Fuel Cells.”This is a three year program starting on Oct 1, 2009.The objective of the proposed IRES site is to annually provide five U.S. engineering students(four undergraduates and one graduate) with the unique opportunity to work on fuel cellcollaborative research between Oakland University (OU) and Beijing Jiaotong University(BJTU) in Beijing, China. In the past summer, a total of 6 students have taken part in the IRESprogram. These students stayed in Beijing Jiaotong University for 8 weeks and worked on threedifferent projects related to fuel cells.This paper will focus on the organization of this program including pre-departure preparation,on-site orientation, on-site activities and post-program assessment. Also, the lessons learnedfrom running this type of program will be summarized. Some suggestions to keep thesustainability of the program will be also provided.
Wang, X., & Guessous, L., & Barber, G., & Zou, Q., & Latcha, M. A., & Jia, L., & Zhang, Z. (2011, June), International Research Experience for Engineering Students in China in the area of Fuel Cells Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18151
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