NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates
Integrated Bioengineering Research, Education, and Outreach Experiences for Females and Underrepresented Minorities
June 2 to August 6, 2015
We have opportunities for 10 undergraduates* to be engaged in research in one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of engineering --- Bioengineering. The objectives of this program are to provide:
- research opportunities for undergraduate students in bioengineering
- personal and professional development training to help increase the retention of females and minority undergraduate students in engineering
- involvement in outreach to middle-school students
Receive a $5,000 stipend PLUS free housing.
Funds for travel to/from Worcester. Additional funds for conference travel are also available on a limited basis, and usually cover all registration fees, shared hotel, and travel to/from the BMES Annual Meeting. Although the WPI REU program does not offer a meal plan, lunch or breakfast is provided for professional development workshops and seminars as well.
Faculty members from Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics have created a diverse array of projects for students to choose from. Each student conducts research in the laboratory with the faculty mentor on a project specifically designed for his or her abilities and also participates in professional development activities.
- Tissue Engineering/Stem cell engineering
- Biomechanics - cells and tissues
- Biomechanics - kinematics/robotics
- Biochemical Engineering
- BioMEMS - micro- and nanotechnology
For questions contact: Professor Kristen Billiar
Please email scanned transcripts and letters of recommendation to BMEREU2015@wpi.edu.
* This opportunity is only available to US Citizens and Permanent Residents
A novel component of this REU is that each undergraduate will receive training in mentoring, and will become a mentor to a middle-school student. We will create our own outreach program for middle-school students, and be the leaders of a 1-week research experience for these students. This is called the WPI Innovations in Bioengineering program.