Research/Internship Opportunity Detail Page
REU: Bioengineering Research & Outreach Opportunities for Females and Underrepresented Minorities
|Primary Institution:||Worcester Polytechnic Institue|
|Job Duration:||10 weeks|
|Class Requirement:||Completed Freshman Year
|Citizenship Requirement:||U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
|Description:||We have opportunities for 8 to 10 undergraduates/year to be engaged in research in one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of engineering --- Bioengineering.
The objectives of this program are to provide:
1 - research opportunities for undergraduate students in bioengineering
2 -personal and professional development training to help increase the retention of females and minority undergraduate students in engineering
3 -involvement in outreach to middle-school students
Faculty members from Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Chemistry & Biochemistry have created a diverse array of projects for students to choose from. Each student conducts research in the laboratory with the faculty mentor on a project specifically designed for his or her abilities and also participates in professional development activities.
A novel component of this REU is that each undergraduate will receive training in mentoring, and will become a mentor to a middle-school student.
We will create our own outreach program for middle-school students, and be the leaders of a 2-week research experience for these students. This is called the WPI Bio-Discovery Program
Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information
Kristen Billiar, Ph.D.
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
Marsha Rolle, Ph.D.