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1 College of Arts and Science Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

2 Oakland University Undergraduate Research Research participation by undergraduates is a distinctive part of Oakland University's research opportunities. Many of our students work with departmental faculty in their laboratories, carrying out research projects at the forefront of scientific research. Undergraduates often publish their research in national and international peer reviewed journals as well as present work at national meetings of scientific societies.

3 As future Oakland University students, you may be eligible to apply for several fellowships as part of your academic advancement.

4 Summer Undergraduate Research Programs A unique opportunity to conduct independent research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor Provides a worthwhile research experience Provides an extremely valuable addition to the student's education Generates important new results in science

5 Summer Undergraduate Research Programs Research is offered in several scientific disciplines (chemistry, biochemistry, biology, biomedical, and physics) Takes place in spring/summer sessions between May and August 10 to12 week fellowships $3,500 - $4000 stipends All require applicant s GPA to be 3.0 or above

6 Fellowships available to Undergraduates Dershwitz Research Fellowship Major in chemistry or biochemistry OU undergraduate sophomore year funded by an endowment established by Alumni Award winner Mark Dershwitz, M.D., Ph.D. Kelly Biomedical Research Fellowship Biomedical research Undergraduate science majors at any stage of their college career Funding established by Kelly Scientific

7 Fellowships available to Undergraduates Thompson Summer Research Fellowship Major in chemistry or biochemistry OU undergraduate sophomore year funded by an Endowment established by Ronald Bennett and Alumni Award winner Janet Bennett, Ph.D. Merck/AAAS Science Research Program Interdisciplinary biology and chemistry OU undergraduate sophomore year Funding established by the Merck Institute for Science Education

8 Oakland University Department of Physics Summer Materials and Research Training (SMaRT) Are you highly motivated, hard working and curious about what it takes to pursue a career in science? Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Students will work one-on-one with a research mentor on a project related to materials physics-measurements and modeling Each student will receive a stipend of $4,000 for the ten-week program

9 Oakland University Department of Physics Summer Materials and Research Training (SMaRT) We invite applicants from high school seniors, community colleges, colleges and university undergraduates to participate A 10 week program from May 28 to August 3, 2007 Application deadline: March 30, 2007 For additional information and application details, please visit: /smart/

10 Undergraduate Summer Research in SECS ARIM SIBHI UnCoRe

11 UnCoRe Undergraduate Computer Research at Oakland University. Funded by NSF under the Research Experience for Undergraduates. 10-week full time experience where 8 students are fully immersed in a research environment with training and mentoring in all aspects.

12 Research Focus Intelligent Information Engineering: Sample research projects Automatic classification of images. Algorithm for Sensor Network self Organization. Automatic anomaly detection in medical images. Virtual Trainer for Nursing Students. Gender classification in voice recognition Speech Emotion recognition Recruitment Focus Sophomore and Junior students in Computing and related fields. The goal is to expose students to graduate studies and research. Attract students from Universities and colleges (UM, MSU, Wayne, OCC, MCC, Cornell, ) Want to attract untapped resources (under-represented groups)

13 Summer Institute for Bioengineering and Health Informatics Summer Research Mentoring Program funded by NSF and NIH Under the BBSI (Bioengineering and Bio-informatics Summer Institute)

14 Research Focus Interdisciplinary Research involving faculty from the sciences and engineering namely: Department of Biological Sciences Computer Science and Engineering Dept. Chemistry Department School of Nursing Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. School of Health Sciences Recruitment Focus Undergraduate and Graduate students majoring in engineering, sciences, or health fields. The goal is to get students interested in Bioengineering graduate studies. Attract students who are not interested in technology for technology but want to see it applied in relevant fields. Want to attract untapped resources (under-represented groups)

15 Program Structure 15 NSF funded participants + potential matching from other sources (Chrysler, Ford, OU) 10 summer weeks Teams of 3 (2 undergraduate, 1 graduate) students with two faculty mentors (1 science, 1 engineering) Two-week focused training (lectures+labs) Eight weeks of full time research Fall and winter workshops (Publishing)

16 Sample Projects (2006) Intelligent Capacitive Bio-signal Processing from Harsh Environments Improving Search Efficiency through Biological Database Clustering Medical Training and Virtual Reality Early detection of Metabolic Syndrome Predicting Functional Genomics of Microbial Remediation of Metal Contamination

17 Highlights from Summer students from OU, MSU, UM, UD Mercy, UM Dearborn majoring in Biology, Comp. Science, Comp. Eng., Material Sciences, Statistics and Human Biology, Mechanical Eng., Elec. Engin., Medical Technology, nursing, Biomedical Eng. Four of the Five research groups submitted their results for presentation/publication (1 pending, 3 accepted, 1 presented)

18 ARIM: AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH AND INDUSTRIAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM AT OAKLAND UNIVERSITY 10 Week Summer Research Experience for 8-10 Undergraduates in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Funded by NSF and DoD

19 Research Focus Automotive Research Projects involving Faculty from the Mechanical Engineering Dept. as well as Industrial Mentors who volunteer their time to work with and mentor the students. Research projects involve topics from the following areas: Fluid Mechanics Heat Transfer Energy Tribology (Lubrication, Friction and Wear) Recruitment Focus Sophomore and Junior students in Mechanical Engineering and related fields. The goal is to expose students to graduate studies and research. Attract students from Universities and colleges from across the U.S. Attract and mentor underrepresented groups in engineering

20 ARIM Program Structure 8 NSF and DoD funded participants + potential matching from other sources 10 summer weeks of paid research Teams of 2 or 3 students, mentored by 1-2 faculty, a graduate student and 1-2 industrial mentors. Field trips, seminars, meetings with working engineers, conferences and short courses on alternative energy Oral Presentations of research results Some groups get to perform part of their research at industrial facilities or use equipment provided by industry

21 Sample Projects (2006) 10 students: Georgia Tech, Univ. Colorado, RIT, Univ. Idaho, Univ. Oklahoma, Princeton, Univ. NH, Oakland U. Wear and Scuffing of Engine Components Investigation of the Effect Bipolar Plate Flow Channel Design on the Performance of PEM Fuel Cells Investigation of Flow Through Engine Valves Experimental Investigation of Gas Temperature Measurement and Heat Transfer in Pulsating Flows Design of a Biodiesel Reprocessor

22 All three programs include Training in oral and written communication. Seminars by renown speakers. Submission of results to student conferences and professional venues. Field Trips Program pays for students to attend conference and present their results.

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