National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges
The University of Alabama REU in NAE Grand Challenges is housed in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This program spans eight weeks and offers opportunities for 10 students from UA and other institutions across the nation.
Available research projects share the theme of solving the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges. REU participants will undertake research that involves developing technologies related to these international issues.
For more information about this program, contact the following program manager:
We encourage applications from students who are also members of a group underrepresented in computing (women, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, first generation higher education, low income) or who are enrolled in a minority, women’s, or non-doctoral institution.
(pending funding) Complete the online application by April 1 for full consideration. We reserve the right to make offers to promising applicants before the deadline.
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its possessions
- Be unemployed or in an inactive status in any position held during the nine-week program
- Be and remain an undergraduate student in good standing
- Plan to complete a degree program
- Contribute to an ongoing research project through collaboration with faculty members, graduate students and other undergraduate students
- Take part in a professional development program designed to foster research and technical communication skills through training, practice and experience and to encourage pursuit of graduate studies
- Interact with students, academics and practitioners in a number of settings, ranging from informal meetings to a professional conference
Participant will receive:
- Housing in an apartment-style residence hall on UA’s campus
- Travel Allowance
- Commit at least 40 hours per week to REU activities
- Attend lab meetings
- Attend professional development workshops or research seminars
- Attend field trips or social events
- Prepare and submit a research poster