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SUNFEST: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Sensor Technologies

Primary Institution: University of Pennsylvania
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Job Duration: Summer: end of May to beginning of August
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Description: SUNFEST is a unique program that provides talented undergraduate students with hands-on research during the summer in the area of sensor technologies. Each year an average of 10 students, ending their sophomore or junior year of college, are selected from various universities nationwide based on their academic record and attitude towards research. The program is open to students in engineering and the physical sciences. The purpose of this program is to expose the students to real, in-depth research in the area of sensor technology and to motivate them to go on to graduate school.
An application package can be downloaded from the homepage. A list of former SUNFEST students and a brief description of their research are given further in this document. This program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation as a REU Site (Research Experience for Undergraduates) and the Center for Sensor Technologies at the University of Pennsylvania.
Stipend: $4,550
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/02/2009
Job Website:
Additional Information: Partial travel reimbursement up to $400 will be provided.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Jan Van der Spiegel
200 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-7116
Fax: 215-573-2068
Secondary Contact: Delores Magobet
200 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-9241
Fax: 215-573-2068
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