From NSF-funded REU Site on Computing for Power and Energy at Drexel University
Progress and investments towards a greener world are systematically multi-faceted towards:
- Improving existing infrastructures,
- Incorporating new findings to help current systems evolve, and,
- Investigating new alternatives to use—or reuse—as energy resources.
This REU site is proposed on such a premise of ongoing research and development projects at Drexel University, in urban Philadelphia, on "Power and Energy: The Old, the New and The Renewable":
- “The Old” consists of ongoing research on the nation’s electrical power grids at the major scale and the computational efforts towards a smarter grid,
- “The New” consists of research the power dissipation of computing data centers and the design of ultra-portable communication devices, which are topics that have recently increased in criticality in terms of the impact size,
- “The Renewable” consists of research on promising areas for alternative power sources and conductors, such as graphene sheets, photovoltaic cells (nanowire-based) and fuel cells.
Check out the Projects page for a current list of projects.
As a CPE REU Fellow, you will:
- Gain hands-on experience in a research laboratory for 9 weeks (See Schedule of events),
- Engage in learning through field trips and seminars on research, ethics and career development,
- Receive a $5000 stipend and up to $300 for travel expenses,
- Be eligible for free housing at Drexel University residential halls for the program duration (See Logistics).
Who can be an REU Fellow?
- All current engineering, computer science and mathematics undergraduates are encouraged to apply with a 2.8 GPA or higher. If your major is not in this list but you think you can benefit from participating in this REU site, Contact Us.
- The CPE program is open to US citizens or permanent residents. Due to NSF restrictions, international students are not eligible.
How do I apply?
- Applications are accepted online only. Apply here
- Deadline for applications is Monday, February 22, 2012.
- All program notifications will be made via email by Monday, March 2, 2012.