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Computing for Power and Energy (CPE)

2011 PROGRAM DATES: June 18 - August 20, 2012

NOTICE: The application deadline is Wednesday, February 22.  

Introduction: Progress and investments towards a greener world are systematically multi-faceted towards i) improving existing infrastructures, ii) incorporating new findings to help current systems evolve and iii) investigating new alternatives to use—or reuse—as energy resources. This REU site is proposed on such a premise of ongoing research and development projects at Drexel University, in urban Philadelphia, on “Power and Energy: The Old, the New and The Renewable”:

  1. “The Old” consists of ongoing research on the nation’s electrical power grids at the major scale and the computational efforts towards a smarter grid,
  2. “The New” consists of research on the power dissipation of computing data centers and the design of ultra-portable communication devices, which are topics that have recently increased in criticality in terms of the impact size,
  3. “The Renewable” consists of research on promising areas for alternative power sources and conductors, such as graphene sheets, photovoltaic cells (nanowire-based) and fuel cells.

As a CPE REU Fellow, you will:

  • Gain hands-on experience in a research laboratory
  • Engage in learning through field trips and seminars on research and ethics
  • RECEIVE a $5000 stipend and up to $300 for travel expenses

Who can be an REU Fellow?

  • All current engineering, physics and mathematics undergraduates are encouraged to apply with a 2.8 GPA or higher.
  • The CPE program is open to US citizens or permanent residents. Due to NSF restrictions, international students are not eligible.

How do I apply?

  • Applications are available now
  • Deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
  • All program notifications will be made via email by Friday, March 2, 2012.

For more details, please visit reu.ece.drexel.edu