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The FREEDM Systems Center offers paid research opportunities to undergraduates.

2015 Summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates)

The 2015 Summer REU program offers a research opportunity to domestic undergraduates from universities outside of the Center partnerships who are majoring in electrical and computer engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science engineering, computer science and related fields.

The undergraduate student will spend 10 weeks during the summer of 2014 conducting research at one of the Center's five partnering universities, experiencing different aspects of university research, and presenting their work at symposia.

This program is open to U.S Citizens and permanent residents only. Women and members of under-represented minority population are encouraged to apply.

A $4,000 stipend is paid for the summer research experience. On-campus housing will be provided and up to $500 for travel reimbursement for those students arriving outside of a 50 mile radius of the host university.

Applications for the Summer 2015 semester will be accepted until February 27th, 2015 . Please submit an application by choosing the application link to the right of the page or by clicking here. In addition to the application, students are required to:

  • Submit a letter of interest indicating an understanding of the FREEDM mission, system and the student's future goals as well as linking how their past experiences and this research opportunity would help obtain those goals
  • Unofficial transcript
  • A letter of recommendation

Academic Term Undergraduate Research Program

The FREEDM Systems Center offers paid research opportunities to undergraduates each academic semester.

Outstanding sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students majoring in electrical and computer engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science engineering, computer science and related fields at one of the Centerís five partnering universities are eligible to apply. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

A $1,000 stipend is paid for the semester.

Applications for the Spring and Fall 2015 semesters are now available. Please submit an application by choosing the application link to the right of the page or by clicking here.

Application deadlines
  • Spring 2015: November 18, 2015
  • Fall 2015: June 15, 2015

Year-Long Undergraduate Research Scholars Program

The FREEDM Systems Centers offers a year-long research opportunity to sophomore, junior and rising senior undergraduates majoring in electrical and computer engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science engineering, computer science and related fields at one of the Centerís five partnering universities.

Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

This year-long research experience will immerse the student in a more robust interaction with the Centerís research team project. In addition, the student will be required to attend bi-weekly program meetings, Center seminars and workshops, present at symposia, and submit a final project paper.

A $2000 stipend is paid for each semester with a one-time $500 travel award available to present research outside of the home university. Summer research is optional and not financially supported.

Applications are being accepted through June 15, 2015. Please submit an application by choosing the application link to the right of the page or by clicking here. In addition to the application, students are required to:
  • Submit a letter of interest indicating an understanding of the FREEDM mission, system and the studentís future goals as well as linking how their past experiences and this research opportunity would help obtain those goals
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

These items should be submitted to the Director of Education by the application deadline.

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FAMU
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ASU
ETH