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Research Experience for Undergraduates in Solid Freeform Fabrication

Primary Institution: Milwaukee School of Engineering
City: Milwaukee
State: WI
Job Duration: June 1 - August 9, 2008
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Minimum GPA: 3.00
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Description: Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), in Milwaukee , Wisconsin, is seeking college students to participate in an innovative research program that focuses on solid freeform applications in the aerospace, architectural, biomedical, biomolecular, manufacturing and electronics industries.  We are seeking undergraduates from engineering, computer science and science-based curriculums.

Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) is an important developing technology that enables the fabrication of custom objects with novel properties directly from computer data. The basic operation of any SFF system consists of slicing a 3-D computer model into thin cross sections, translating the result into 2-D position information, and using this data to control the placement of solid material. This process is repeated for each cross section and the object is built up one layer at a time. The additive nature of SFF techniques offers great promise for producing objects with unique material combinations and geometries which could not be attained by traditional manufacturing methods. The MSOE Rapid Prototyping Center is the only university that has a laboratory devoted to all five commercially-available rapid prototyping systems - stereolithography (SLA), laminated object manufacturing (LOM), selective laser sintering (SLS), fused deposition modeling (FDM), Z-Corp processing.
Stipend: $3,605.00
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/10/2008
Job Website: http://www.msoe.edu/academics/research_centers/reu/index.shtml
Additional Information: Eligibility:  To be considered students must have completed their sophomore year of an engineering, pre-engineering, computer science or science (physics, chemistry, biology, etc) based curriculum; be enrolled in a university for the fall term; and be a full-time student with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  No experience in rapid prototyping is required.

To apply, send the following information to Ann Bloor, MSOE, 1025 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI  53202. Application materials must be received by Monday, March 10, 2008.   Only complete applications will be reviewed.

1.  One-page cover letter
2.  One-page resume
3.  One-page statement indicating your interest in rapid prototyping & undergraduate research, and why you should be selected as a participant
4.  Three (3) letters of reference (at least two from previous or current faculty)
5.  University transcripts from each university attended.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Ann Bloor
Milwaukee School of Engineering
1025 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Email: bloor@msoe.edu
Phone: 414-277-7237
Fax: 414-277-7470
Secondary Contact: Dr. Subha Kumpaty
Milwaukee School of Engineering
1025 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Email: kumpaty@msoe.edu
Phone: 414-277-7466