Virginia Tech has received an REU supplement that will allow us to offer 5 undergraduates a research opportunity in the summer of 2018. The application for the REU is located here. You will need to submit an UNOFFICIAL transcript, and a resume with your application. If accepted into the program, you will need to submit your OFFICIAL transcript at that time. You must be an undergraduate student in the summer of 2018. You must be at least 18 years old by May of 2018.
How this works: You will receive a stipend of $8,000 for a 10 week research program. You will be responsible for finding and paying for your own housing, food and travel expenses out of that $8,000. You will receive your stipend every two weeks electronically deposited into your checking/saving account according to the normal Virginia Tech payroll schedule. You will work on one or more of 4 different research areas:
Applications are being accepted now. The deadline to submit your application is February 10, 2018. After your application has been reviewed, you will be notified if you are accepted. If accepted then you will receive several forms you will need to complete and send in. More information will be posted as details are completed.
Dr. Carl Dietrich, Associate Research Professor, Virginia Tech, Principal Investigator, 2013 - 2014
Dr. Tamal Bose, Principal Investigator, 2009 - 2011, now the department head of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Arizona
Dr. Willian Tranter, Bradley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, ( now retired)
Dr. Tonya Smith-Jackson, Principal Investigator, 2012, now ISE Department Chair, North Carolina, A&T State University, Co-PI
Dr. Scott Midkiff, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Co-PI
Dr. Roofia Galeshi, Senior Personnel, now Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education, Shool of Teacher Education and Leadership, Radord Univesity, Radford, VA
Dr. Leslie Pendleton, Director, ECE Student Services (now retired)
Dr. Tomalei Vess, Director of Undergraduate Research at Virginia Tech, now Director of Undergraduate Research at Penn State
Joyce Donathan, Public Relations Specialist, Wireless @ Virginia Tech, Program Assistant and Coordinator
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