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Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture (IoT4Ag) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)


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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
This program is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to work with scientists from Purdue University, University of Florida, and the University of Pennsylvania on cutting-edge research to address the societal grand challenge of food, energy, and water security by advancing technologies that increase crop production, while minimizing the use of energy and water resources and the impact of agricultural practices on the environment. Projects will focus on the creation of internet of things (IoT) technologies from sensors, robotics, and energy and communication devices to data-driven models constrained by plant physiology, soil, weather, management practices, and socio-economics. These technologies will be integrated into systems that capture the microclimate and spatially, temporally, and compositionally map heterogeneous stresses for early detection and intervention to better outcomes in agricultural crop production.

Students will be matched to projects based on their background, interests, location preference, and the project needs and requirements. All projects will provide the opportunity to learn next-generation approaches and to develop experience working in at least one of the research facilities using state-of-the-art equipment. Students will gain experience with substantial aspects of doing science: experimental design, data collection, and communication of results. Students will also participate in activities that complement the lab research and help to develop broader scientific and career skills: seminars, paper discussions, career sessions and skills workshops.


Application Deadline: 2/15/2022

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Pennsylvania (Lead)
Purdue University
University of Florida

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Agricultural Engineering
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Crop & Soil Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Nanotechnology
Robotics

Keywords:
Biological & Chemical Sensors
Data Science
Ecosystem Modeling
Electrochemical Science & Engineering
Energy
Food Safety
Nanoscale Devices
Plant Systems Biology
Remote Sensing
Sensor Networks

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


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