Published on Monday February 19, 2007
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is proud to announce that three-year-old Drexel Research Experience in Advanced Materials (DREAM) has been renewed for an additional three years.
DREAM is a ten-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site that engages approximately 10 freshman and sophomore students in cutting-edge materials research in the exciting areas of nanotechnology, biotechnology, and design and processing of advanced materials. The program also gives students the opportunity for involvement in several other educational projects at Drexel including the NSF-funded IGERT, NUE, GK-12, RET, and Department of Education funded Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need projects.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, DREAM was launched in 2004. It will be funded for $300,000 for the next three years. DREAM continues as one of three REU programs in the College of Engineering at Drexel.
Professor and Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. Surya Kalidindi, has acted as the director of the program since its inception. Professor Antonios Zavaliangos is Co-Director. In addition to running the program, Dorilona Rose, Program Coordinator of Research and Publications, contributed significantly to the writing and renewal of the DREAM proposal. This year, Sheila Berninger, MSE Program Coordinator, will assist Rose in administering the program.