REU for Meeting the Grand Challenges of Engineering

Title 
REU for Meeting the Grand Challenges of Engineering
Institution 
Duke University
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
Durham
State 
NC
Field 
Biomedical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Start Date 
5/28/18
End Date 
7/27/18
Stipend 
$4500
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
2/19/18
Description 
The Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University is offering a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program during the summer of 2018. Through this REU program, students will have the opportunity to work on a research project related to solving one of the Grand Challenges of Engineering for the 21 century. The Grand Challenges of Engineering are fourteen complex tasks aimed at ensuring the resiliency and the sustainability of the world's population and of future generations. These challenges include vital objectives such as: reverse-engineer the brain, make solar energy cost-competitive with coal, engineer better medicines, provide access to clean water, secure cyberspace, advance learning tools to deliver better education, among others. In addition to gaining technical skills and fostering creativity by conducting research with world-renowned researchers at the Pratt School of Engineering, participants will be enriched with a wide-array of enrichment activities designed to explore career opportunities in engineering, enhance science communication and writing skills, and expand your network through fun social activities with your fellow REU participants and other members of the Duke community.
Qualifications 
• Students must be enrolled in an accredited college or university. • Students must be rising sophomores, juniors or seniors at the start of the program. • Students must be U. S. citizens or permanent residents. • We strongly encourage students from underrepresented minorities groups and students with disabilities, to apply.
Contact 
Carmen Rawls or Johnna Frierson
URL 
https://gcreu.pratt.duke.edu/
Email 
carmen.rawls@duke.edu or johnna.frierson@duke.edu
Number of Participants 
12
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes