Overview

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) announces the formation of REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Sensors and Applications. We are seeking qualified students to apply for the nine week program in Summer-2014. Participation in this program allows students to have hands on research experience with distinguished faculty and dedicated graduate students, developing skills useful for professional and academic development through workshops and group and individualized mentoring, be exposed to federally funded research experience that can lead to future funding opportunities, and develop networking with students from other universities with similar research interests. The program pays a stipend of $3300 plus on campus housing and meals and up to $400 travel.  This REU program offers realistic opportunities for undergraduates to learn and accomplish much in nine weeks with carefully designed projects that cut across various engineering disciplines. Some of the projects cut across departmental boundaries within College of Engineering and Mathematics Department and Nanotechnology Teaching and Research facility thus providing a component of interdisciplinary experience. The program includes tours, social activities, networking and enrichment through workshops and guest speakers.

Program Schedule and Activities

This REU program consists of a 9-week summer session, from June 2nd to August 3rd, 2014. During this program, the students are expected to participate in both individual and team research activities, report on their progress, and attend weekly group meetings.

Stipend

Each recruited student will receive a stipend of $3,300 and an additional subsistence allowance will also cover housing and other subsistence costs. Students from Universities other than UTA will also receive a travel supplement of $400 and will receive UTA Maverick ID card that can have access to all on-campus facilities. Students who drop out of the program, or whose assistantships are terminated due to unsatisfactory performance, will not receive the remainder of their stipend from the point of termination of their research assistantship.

Selection Criteria and Application Package

Only electrical engineering majors who are going to be a junior or senior during the 2014-2015 academic year are eligible to participate in the program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Interested applicants need to submit a completed application (including a copy of their current transcript issued by the university and at least two letters of recommendation - preferably by the applicant's academic professors and advisors). The applicants will be ranked based on their GPA, academic and extra-curricular accomplishments, experience, courses taken, and recommendation letters.

Deadline and Submission Procedure

Applications can be submitted electronically on-line or by email, or using conventional mail. In both cases, a final application deadline of Apr 21, 2014 applies for the receipt of complete applications. Applications will be accepted until the final application deadline. Offers to highly qualified candidates will be announced as the complete application forms received.