The REU Site Engineering for Healthcare involves a diverse cohort of students in research and curricula focused on critical engineering challenges in healthcare. REU Participants (i) engage in high-impact research in partnership with engineering faculty and graduate student mentors, (ii) attend workshops dedicated to research best practices and communications training, (iii) attend a seminar series where important high-priority challenges in healthcare that require engineering solutions are elucidated through partnerships with clinical faculty or healthcare professionals, and (iv) disseminate their research results through both oral and written communications. REU Participants gain an awareness of how traditional engineering principles can be extended to address modern engineering problems in the healthcare field and in society. Finally, REU Participants improve their oral and written communication skills through symposium-style presentations and written project reports. Because of this training, REU Participants complete the program better prepared to succeed in their current undergraduate curriculum and are better prepared to make a positive impact upon entering industry or graduate school. A diverse cohort of participants will be recruited for this REU Site, including students that attend universities with limited research opportunities and students that may not have previously considered research-oriented careers.
This REU Site is supported by the National Science Foundation via Award #1757128.