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Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications

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The CENTER FOR LIGHTING ENABLED SYSTEMS & APPLICATIONS (LESA) is an integrated research, education, and technology transfer organization that will revolutionize lighting by creating the technology needed to yield unparalleled benefits in human health and safety, high speed information access and energy conservation.

LESA supports a ten-week summer research program for visiting undergraduate students. Each participant becomes a member of a research group in the LESA ERC and is assigned a graduate student mentor. Research projects are assigned by the research faculty advisor. In addition to research group meetings, participants are asked to attend weekly seminars, field trips, and lab tours. This provides each student with opportunities to interact with participants in other Rensselaer campus REU programs. The program culminates with a poster session where each participant demonstrates their accomplishments.


•Stipend $500 per week

•Free housing

•Travel reimbursement up to $500

•Perform research in state-of-the-art LESA Laboratories

•Participate in Smart Lighting and Leadership workshops

•Participate in education and outreach activities.
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Application Deadline: 3/4/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Computer Sciences

Health Science
Technology Transfer

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

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