June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
NSF Grantees Poster Session
23.1277.1 - 23.1277.11
“REU-site: Engineering the Grid”The Engineering the Grid program is a ten-week summer program for undergraduates with an annualcohort of 10 students for 3 years. The students are recruited nationwide with special emphasis onwomen and underrepresented minorities as well as from institutions that have limited undergraduateresearch opportunities. This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is by naturemultidisciplinary composed of faculty from different engineering departments, physical sciences andmathematical sciences among others. Students work with faculty and graduate student mentorsengaged in cutting edge research involving the energy production and alternative energy, as well asmaterials sciences and electronic devices processing. By participation in professional developmentseminars on responsible professional conduct for engineers and research ethics, diversity awareness, aswell as the graduate school application process, students network with other programs on campus.Participants along with their graduate mentors become role models with their involvement in a systemof “Each one-mentor-one”, interacting with high school teachers and students from a rural, underservedschool district. Undergraduate students reinforce their learning in the research environment by sharingtheir experiences with high school students and assisting teachers to incorporate new concepts in theclassroom. Assessment results from program surveys will be presented on impact of mentorship, post-graduation career choices, and participation in the coordinated activities.
Lunardi, L. (2013, June), Undergraduate research and the smart grid: REU-Site: Engineering the Grid Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/22662
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