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Automotive and Energy Research Experience for Undergraduates (AERIM)

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The NSF-funded 10-week summer AERIM Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Oakland University (OU) provides opportunities for 10 motivated, talented undergraduate students to work in teams on automotive and energy-related research projects in mechanical engineering. Special focus on internal combustion engines, fuels, automotive manufacturing processes, automotive materials, alternative propulsion systems, batteries, and energy.

All REU participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, a meal allowance, travel allowance to offset the costs of travel to OU, and free on-campus housing. Also included:

-Industrial and research lab tours

-Seminars by experts in the field

-Interactions with automotive and energy engineers

-Information about graduate school and career options

-K-12 outreach activity

-Opportunity to improve communication skills

-Friendships, mentoring relationships and fun

Women, minorities, first generation in college and undergraduate students not yet enrolled in an engineering program are strongly encouraged to apply. No prior automotive or research experience required!

Participating Institution(s):
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Oakland University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
STEM Fields
Transportation Systems

Clean Energy
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Engineering Research
Materials Processing
Mechanical Engineering
Thermal-fluid Systems

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 7/29/2021
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