Introduction - NSF-funded REU Site on Computing for Power and Energy at Drexel University

Introduction

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Program Synopsis

Progress and investments towards a greener world are systematically multi-faceted towards:

  1. Improving existing infrastructures,
  2. Incorporating new findings to help current systems evolve, and,
  3. 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":

  1. “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,
  2. “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,
  3. “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.
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