This summer season 9 college students from 4 Higher Boston Neighborhood Schools have been chosen to take part within the 10-week REU-PATHWAY (NSF#2150417 P.I. I.Zeid, C.Duggan Co-PI) program. Program implementation is supported by The Heart for STEM Training enhancing analysis placements with each day homerooms, lunchtime classes, area journeys, skilled growth, and Arduino workshops.
This REU (Analysis Expertise for Undergraduates) program supplies pathways for group school college students to complement their training and help their pathway to bachelor’s diploma completion. REU tasks contain college students in significant methods in ongoing analysis applications or in analysis tasks particularly designed for this summer season analysis expertise.
Program Coordinators, Lydia Fowl and Nicolas Fuchs, present each day oversight and coordination, complementary programming, and supporting skilled growth for the 9 college students working within the 5 collaborating laboratories. Placements for REU contributors span throughout the School of Engineering and embrace Professors David Kaeli, Michael Kane, Laura Lewis, Amy Mueller, and Sarah Ostadabbas.
These 5 taking part college members additionally interact the content material experience and mentoring abilities of their graduate college students to additional help REU contributors. Professor Jennifer Love, Assistant Director for The Heart for STEM Training, additional enhances the summer season program by means of an Arduino Workshop. College students additionally take part in weekly Skilled Growth Workshops run by REU Lead Coordinator Lydia Fowl.
Professor David Kaeli and his graduate scholar Kaustubh Shivdikar within the Division of Electrical and Laptop Engineering are supporting two college students whereas they conduct a Python: Information Mining and Machine Studying analysis undertaking.
Professor Sarah Ostadabbas and her graduate scholar Elaheh Hatami additionally within the Division of Electrical and Laptop Engineering are supporting one scholar whereas they conduct an Understanding Human Conduct with Machine Intelligence analysis undertaking.
Professor Michael Kane and his graduate college students Katherine Bassett, Emma Casavant, SungKu Kang, and Jose Velazquez Avila within the Division of Civil and Environmental Engineering are supporting three college students whereas they conduct an Automation for the Constructed and Residing Setting analysis undertaking.
Professor Amy Mueller and her graduate college students Ben Eck and Ruifeng Music additionally within the Division of Civil and Environmental Engineering are supporting two college students whereas they conduct a New Sensors for Measuring Environmental Air pollution analysis undertaking.
Professor Laura Lewis and her graduate scholar Criss Zhang within the Division of Chemical Engineering are supporting one scholar whereas they conduct an Investigating and Controlling Good Responses in Magnetic Supplies analysis undertaking.
The main focus of the REU-PATHWAYS program is to offer college students who’re historically underrepresented within the STEM workforce the chance to have interaction in a summer season analysis expertise along with offering info concerning diploma completion, graduate pathways, and attainable profession alternatives for the longer term. Their program expertise is additional supported by skilled growth workshops with matters coated together with resumes, LinkedIn profiles, cowl letters, references, interviews, elevator pitches, networking, and mentorships.
Summer season REU experiences have been an introduction to Northeastern College for a lot of switch college students into the School of Engineering.