[robotics-worldwide] Maryland Miniature Robotics REU program

Sarah Bergbreiter sarahb at umd.edu
Tue Jan 24 09:39:34 PST 2012

Hi all -- We'd appreciate it if you could send this announcement to your
undergraduate students. Thanks!

We are excited to announce the 2012 NSF-sponsored Research Experiences for
Undergraduates (REU) program at the Maryland Robotics Center -- Research
Opportunities in Miniature Robotics (http://robotics.umd.edu/2012_REU/).
The application deadline is Feb 15, 2012.

Miniature robots, defined as small robots with overall sizes between 1 mm
and 100 mm have the potential to significantly enable or enhance
capabilities in manufacturing, medicine, reconnaissance, exploration, food
safety, and search and rescue. During this 10-week summer program, students
will develop their research projects, attend tutorial seminars on miniature
robotics, visit local government labs involved in miniature robotics
research, attend professional and academic development seminars, and tour
Maryland's top-notch facilities supporting robotics research including the
UMd FabLab and Neutral Bouyancy Research Facility. The program culminates
in student presentations on their summer research.

Selected participants will receive a $5,000 stipend and funding is
available for on-campus housing and travel support. Local students (within
commuting distance of the University of Maryland) are generally not
eligible for on-campus housing. Students must be a US citizen or permanent
resident to apply. International students are NOT eligible for this program.

More information about the program, including sample project descriptions,
can be found at: http://robotics.umd.edu/2012_REU/

Sarah Bergbreiter, Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering &
The Institute for Systems Research
Member, Maryland Robotics Center
University of Maryland
Ph: 301-405-6506

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