Research Experiences for Undergraduates Come to Another Successful End
The College’s Biomedical Engineering in Simulation, Imaging and Modeling (BME-SIM) program recently hosted 10 students for 10 weeks thanks to a $350,000 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Students from ECU, and other out-of-state universities, were exposed to cutting-edge research utilizing advanced computational models with applications in biomedical engineering. They closed out their stay with a poster session that outlined the individual research they conducted while here at ECU.
The program is a collaboration between engineering, kinesiology and physical therapy. The College’s Dr. Stephanie George is the program’s principal investigator, and Dr. Zachary Domire from the College of Health and Human Performance is the program’s co-PI.
The College’s Department of Computer Science also hosted its fifth, NSF-funded REU program, which ran from May 15 to July 21. The research theme centered on software testing and software analytics. 10 students, including three ECU students, were selected from 101 applicants nationwide. The home colleges for the other students included Wake Forest, Elon, UNC Chapel Hill, NC State, Shaw, Elizabeth City State, and the University of Alabama. Six faculty members from the Department served as research mentors for the REU students. This program also ended with a poster session from each of the participants.