Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The purpose of NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is to encourage top undergraduate students nationwide to continue their studies as graduate students in STEM fields. This interest is kindled by providing selected students with a summer experience in a university research lab.
The CCEFP is an active participant in this program. Each summer the CCEFP hosts at least 14 REU students, a minimum of two per university site. The CCEFP REU students begin the summer with an orientation to and instruction in fluid power technology and its applications as well as the research activities of the CCEFP. Continuing interaction among CCEFP REU students at the seven sites occurs twice during the summer. The CCEFP actively recruits women and underrepresented minority students for its REU program.
[Project Leader: Will Durfee, UMN]