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POETS (Power Optimization of Electro-Thermo Systems) REU

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS) offers a 10-week summer research program that provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to explore careers in research. Students gain an experience that will help strengthen their knowledge, skills and understanding of research methodologies as well as graduate school. The POETS REU program places students at one of its four universities: Howard University, Stanford University, University of Arkansas, and University of Illinois. While at a POETS institution, REU students work on a POETS research project under the guidance and mentorship of a faculty member and graduate student or post-doctoral mentor. In addition to research, students will participate in bi-weekly research seminars and professional development workshops, engage in a variety of social and professional events and communicate their research progress at multiple venues including POETS' annual meeting in September. The goal of POETS REU program is to provide a unique summer experience that encourages students to pursue graduate studies in engineering.

-Hands-on research

-Faculty/peer mentoring

-Professional development

-Networking opportunities

-$5,000 stipend

-Airfare to and from POETS institution

-On-campus housing and meal plan provided at all campus except if placed at Stanford

-All expenses paid to POETS annual conference in Fall

-Conference allowance to present REU research during school year.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Lead)
Howard University
Stanford University
University of Arkansas

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aerospace Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Sensor Science & Engineering
STEM Fields
Transportation Systems

Control Systems
Electrical Engineering
Electromechanical Drive Systems
Engineering Research
Mechanical Engineering
Numerical Modeling
Power Systems
Systems Engineering
Thermal Management Materials

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

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