From NSF-funded REU Site on Computing for Power and Energy at Drexel University
Accommodation is provided free of charge to REU fellows for the summer quarter in Drexel University Residence Halls. Drexel University has multiple residence halls, all located on campus in University City. Each sumer, a few residence halls remain open to accommodate summer conference programs. REU fellows will be accommodated in traditional style rooms furnished with two extra-long twin beds, two bureaus, two desks and two closets/wardrobes. NSF REU fellows must provide their own linens. Each room has a self-regulating air conditioning unit and all residence halls include community kitchens, game rooms, laundry rooms and vending areas. The comfortable lounges on each floor of the residence halls are perfect for informal gatherings. Indoor recreation areas provide entertainment such as table tennis, pool table and television. All residence halls are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For more information, check out the Drexel University Residential Living Office website (Drexel RLO Website).
Stipends are typically provided in two installments: The first half after the first or second week of the program and the second half during the last week of the program. The travel reimbursements are provided after the travel, and are typically processed after the first stipend requests.
Travel to Drexel Campus
Drexel University is easily reached by car or public transportation.
By Car – View directions to our University City Main Campus.
By Train – Amtrak's 30th Street Station is two blocks east of campus.
By Air – Fly into Philadelphia International Airport; from there you can take SEPTA's R1 train to Amtrak's 30th Street Station, which is two blocks east of campus. Cabs and shuttle services are also available at the airport.
City of Philadelphia Resources
- Phila.gov (http://www.phila.gov/visitors/)
- Visit Philly - The official visitor website for Greater Philadelphia (http://www.visitphilly.com/)
- Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (http://www.philadelphiausa.travel/)
The City of Philadelphia is steeped in culture and history, all the while offering a thriving environment for commerce. Because Drexel is located only minutes from Center City, we are able to fully utilize Philadelphia as a classroom in which to deepen our students' understanding of the world, their environment and themselves.
Cultural Passport is a program for Drexel freshman students. However, it provides an excellent resource to explore what Philadelphia has to offer. See this link Cultural Passport.
Other REU sites in the College of Engineering at Drexel University
- DREAM (Dream REU Website)
- SENSORS (Sensors REU Website)
- Engineering Cities (Engineering Cities REU Website)
For up-to-date information, also see the College of Engineering site at CoE UG Research Website.