Multi-physics of Active Systems and Structures (MASS)
NSF REU Summer Program

The program is accepting applications for summer 2015.  Download APPLICATION INFORMATION here.

Program Overview

The REU program goal is to provide undergraduate students in mechanical engineering and related fields an opportunity to participate in ongoing active research programs, including the development of micro air vehicles, multi-modal robots, active flow control, aeroacoustics, sensors and actuators, smart materials, energy harvesting and storage, etc.. The multidisciplinary nature of these projects will engage students in cross-cutting technologies by inspiring the integration and synthesis of ideas and facilitating a better understanding of engineering design at the system level.

The proposed program will recruit undergraduate students in engineering for an educational enhancement program that will involve them directly in advanced research activities within the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering (CoE), Tallahassee, Florida. The unified theme of MASS will mesh well with our signature research endeavors such as the recently established Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP) and the newly established Aero-propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy (AME) Research Center, which will provide an excellent setting for this program. The strategic alignment of this REU site with our burgeoning research programs and a state of the art facility will provide an abundance of intellectual/human resources as well as the research and administrative infrastructure needed to carry out the mission of effectively integrating education and research.

The overarching goal of the project is to motivate more US students to pursue advanced engineering degrees or enter research-oriented careers. We will establish a strong and lasting relationship with neighboring educational communities to ensure an effective pipeline to recruit more qualified US students, especially under-represented minorities, into graduate programs.

Important Dates

Dates Importance
February 13 Application deadline. Applications must be postmarked by this date. Late application will be considered if there is space available.
March 6 Acceptance notifications sent
June 1 to August 7 REU Summer Research Program for 10 weeks.
August 6 REU Summer Research Program Open House and design competition.