Title

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Micro Mechatronics and Smart Structures

Abstract

This paper describes an ongoing Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) since 2002 at the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR). The goal of the program was to bring students from around the United States and Puerto Rico to campus for an eight-week summer program and provide them with a multidisciplinary research experience in the areas of micro mechatronics and smart structures. The program objectives, recruitment strategies, organization and evaluation are summarized. To date, 54 students including 11 minority and 10 female students from 27 different institutions from around the United States and Puerto Rico have participated in the program.

Meeting Name

113th Annual ASEE Conference and Exposition (2006: Jun. 18-21, Chicago, IL)

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Second Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Dassault Systemes
HP
Lockheed Martin
IBM
Microsoft

Keywords and Phrases

Micro mechatronics; National Science Foundation (NSF); Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU); University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR); Intelligent structures; Societies and institutions; Students; Mechatronics

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 American Society of Engineering Education, All rights reserved.

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