Engineering Students to Take on NSF Research Experiences

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Two UI Engineering undergraduate students will be participating in the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site program over the next several months.

Katelynn Jourdan, a sophomore in electrical engineering, will be working at Penn State University (http://www.ee.psu.edu/REU/REUAboutUs.aspx).

Ella Wassweiler, a undeclared freshman, will be at the University of Minnesota (http://www.ece.umn.edu/aboutECE/ECEREU.html).

The REU Site activities are designed to be both intellectually challenging for each individual participant and friendly with organized weekly team activities. The program typically runs for nine summer weeks, expenses-covered with possible travel support.   Participating students have the opportunity to work on research projects covering both traditional and interdisciplinary fields of electrical engineering, mentored by faculty members best matched with participants’ interests.