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REU Site: Sensor Science and Engineering

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Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

During the summer, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies (FIRST) at the University of Maine will offer the opportunity for a limited number of highly qualified undergraduate students to participate in research under the guidance of various faculty in the area of sensor science and engineering. This program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and awards the participating student a stipend of $750/week for a period of ten weeks. On campus housing will be provided. Six undergraduate credits will be awarded to the student for his/her undergraduate research participation. Women, minorities and/or handicapped are strongly urged to apply to the program.

Students will be involved in fundamental and applied sensor research in a new engineering science research building where they will work with state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities. They will interact with faculty members, research scientists, and graduate students for guidance and consultation throughout the 10-week period. At the completion of the program, students will write a final report and give an oral seminar.

Possible Research Areas Include:

- Nanoscale materials for sensors

- Piezoelectric Sensors

- Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and Nano Sensors

- Biological and Environmental Applications

- Biological and Chemical Sensors

- Wireless sensor networks

- Big Data: Sensor Data Fusion

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Participating Institution(s):
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University of Maine (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Sensor Science & Engineering

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Microwave Technology
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering
Physical Sciences
Sensor Applications
Sensor Networks
Solid State Physics
Surface Science & Engineering

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

Page last updated 6/3/2022
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