REU-POWER “Pathways Opening World Energy Resources”
This Summer REU site will provide rising sophomores, juniors and seniors with a 10-week summer-based experience working with professors from across the College of Engineering, engaged in research on topics pertaining to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Energy Challenge, which represents one of the 14 priority Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century. Topics of research will cover broad ranges of research, including making Solar Energy more Economical to creating Energy from Fusion, and there will be a particular focus on transcending the barriers and overcoming the challenges to providing ample clean energy to citizens throughout the world. 2020 Program Dates: May 26 – July 30.
Research Experiences and Mentoring in Data-Driven Discovery [D3]
This Summer REU site provided a multi-disciplinary Research Experience for rising sophomore undergraduates and allowed for work on both fundamental and applied data-driven problems, focused on machine learning techniques, data analytics, and computational technologies. The REU site, a 10-week summer-based experience in computer science/engineering laboratories, worked to create a mentoring ecosystem at both Northeastern University and partnering institutions, developing a model that is transferrable to other institutions. We leveraged the MA Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) to provide a backdrop for this cross-disciplinary REU program that engaged undergraduates in opportunities that focused on data analytics and computing. The program built relationships with six urban community colleges/universities: building a pipeline of students and showing students potential pathways to graduate education/research. The program leveraged the CISE REU Toolkit for student recruitment and pre- and post- program surveys. The REU-D3 Site worked to effect changes in mentoring attitudes and practices at the host and partnering academic institutions.
Program Alumni: 2019