June 6 through August 12, 2011 for Undergraduates
June 20 through July 29, 2011 for Teachers
The Nature InSpired Engineering (NISE) program is proud to announce an activities expansion provided by additional resources from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that add research experiences for engineering undergraduate students (NISE REU) as well as for teachers and undergraduate math and science students who are pursuing teaching certification (NISE RET). Benefits to participants include:
- Immersive research experiences with hands on laboratory work that is supported by competitive Research Fellowships.
- Broad exposure to nature inspired engineering in areas such as biomedical imaging, ultrasonic sensors, tissue engineering, bio-drug delivery, natural fiber composites, bio-based composite bridges, groundwater system modeling, solar power, robotic flying insects, and bio-sensors for disease management.
- New skills development.
- For undergraduate engineering students this includes technical writing and presentations, online collaborations, advanced degree studies, lifelong learning, and critical reasoning in ethics.
- For inservice and pre-service teachers this includes online collaborations and translating research experiences into classroom activities.
- Academic year follow-up opportunities with University faculty, fellow participants, and a growing online community of NISE focused researchers and teachers.
We look forward to seeing you in the laboratory!