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SUNFEST: Summer Undergraduate Research in Sensor Technology


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Description:
SUNFEST, or the Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Sensor Technologies, is a unique program that provides talented undergraduate students with hands-on research during the summer in the area of sensor technologies.

This program provides:

Summer research experience with a stipend of $4,850

On-campus housing is provided at no or minimal cost



Partial travel support for non-Penn students

Opportunity to work on an interesting interdisciplinary topic

Work under the mentorship of a faculty member and a graduate student

Participate in workshops on how to give effective presentations, how to write technical reports, how to apply for graduate school

Learn about ethics in engineering and science

Each year an average of 10 students, ending their sophomore or junior year of college, are selected from various universities nationwide based on their academic record and attitude towards research. The program is open to students in engineering and the physical sciences.

The purpose of this program is to expose the students to real, in-depth research in the area of sensor technology and to motivate them to go on to graduate school. This program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation as a REU Site (Research Experience for Undergraduates) and the Center for Sensor Technologies at the University of Pennsylvania.
upcoming deadline

Application Deadline: 2/23/2018

Program Dates: 5/29/2018 - 8/4/2018

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

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioengineering
Biomedical Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Sensor Science & Engineering
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Bioelectronics
Computer Vision
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Research
Sensor Applications

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


Page last updated 11/19/2017
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