On May 28th, we welcomed 15 students to campus from 8 institutions participating in either the REU POWER and/or D3 REU programs, led by Professor Brad Lehman and Professor David Kaeli. Students will be working with exceptional faculty and graduate student mentors from across the university including: Ali Abur, Michael Kane, Brad Lehman, Carolyn Lee-Parsons, Joshua Gallaway, Aatmesh Shrivastava, Taskin Padir, Amy Mueller, Jessica Oakes, Chiara Bellini, Stephen Entille, and David Kaeli. We are so grateful for the faculty and graduate student mentors that we have working with our students this summer!
Students had the opportunity to participate in a week-long workshop to give them hands on experience in addition to being introduced to their research assignments.
Students in REU POWER learned a myriad of energy related topics including but not limited to: the difference between renewable and sustainable energy, environmental ethics, hydro power, fundamentals of electricity, wind and solar energy. The wind and solar energy lessons included hands on experience using wind turbine kits and solar photo voltaic panels.
Students in D3 attended a week long data course focused on data-driven discovery. Students were introduced to topics related to big data analytics including but not limited to: machine learning basics, large scale data processing, engineering and science related discovery, and high performance computing.
The first week ended with an on campus scavenger hunt for some Friday fun.
We are looking forward to the next 9 weeks!