Published on Friday February 24, 2006
Dr. Caroline Schauer (PI), assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), along with Dr. Jin Wen (co-PI), assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, (CAEE) is the recipient of a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant entitled, "SENSORS: From Design to Implementation," will provide a quality summer experience in hands-on sensor research from science to application for ten rising seniors per year from colleges and universities around the country. SENSORS is a three-year grant with a $300,000 budget.
Senior investigators for SENSORS include: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology faculty member Dr. Irwin Chaiken, professor; School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems faculty Dr. Banu Onaral, professor and director and Dr. Elisabeth S. Papazoglou, assistant professor; MSE faculty Dr. Wan Shih, research associate professor and Dr. Jonathan Spanier, assistant professor; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty Dr. Jaudelice de Oliveira, assistant professor, Dr. Karen Miu, associate professor, and Dr. Athina Petropulu, professor; and Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics faculty member Dr. Paul Oh, assistant professor.
This is one of two new REU sites for Drexel this year, and the second one with a PI from MSE. The first REU site for Drexel was DREAM: Drexel Research Experience in Advanced Materials, with PI and co-PI Drs. Surya Kalidindi and Antonios Zavaliangos, respectively, both from MSE. DREAM first started in 2004 and is now into its third summer.
In addition to research, SENSORS Fellows will participate in an engineering ethics component. MSE program coordinator Dorilona Rose, who helped in writing the proposal, will be assisting with the administration of the program. She has previous experience in writing and administering an REU site through DREAM.
A ten-week program, SENSORS will run from June 19 through August 25, 2006.