About the Program

Program Introduction

The University of Maryland’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, with support from the National Science Foundation is offering exciting research opportunities for undergraduate students in the broad area of electrical engineering.The Transportation Electrification program combines cutting-edge, team-based research with technical and educational seminars. Students are supervised jointly by faculty members and graduate students. We are pleased to offer students research experiences under Transportation Electrification, an NSF-funded REU.

Purpose of Transportation Electrification

  • Involve talented students in a diverse research program.
  • Introduce undergraduates to team-based and cross-disciplinary research.
  • Help students prepare for graduate school and define career goals.

During the 10-week summer program, students develop their research projects, attend technical seminars, visit local industry and government organizations, meet with leaders in the field, and prepare a technical research report.

Research Projects

Research projects are provided in more detail HERE.

Schedule, Stipend, Room and Board

Schedule, stipend, room and board Program dates are June 5th through Aug. 11th, 2017. We can make arrangements for students whose schools are on a quarter system or release later to join the session a few days later, but arrangements must be worked out with the REU director. Participants receive a $5,000 stipend for their summer work. Funding is available for on-campus housing (if participants reside outside of the Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore Metropolitan area) and travel support.

During the 10-week summer program, students develop their research projects, attend technical seminars, visit local industry and government organizations, meet with leaders in the field, and prepare a technical research report. Students also attend a series of ethics seminars that cover various ethical concepts and theories as well as their application, especially in research settings. Students actively participate in seminar discussions and brief writing assignments. The summer program culminates in the TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION Fair, a day-long program during which student teams demonstrate their accomplishments and are evaluated by a panel of experts.

TRANSPORTATION ELECTRIFICATION students receive a $5,000 stipend for their summer work, plus on campus housing and travel support (if they reside outside of the Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore Metropolitan area) UMD students are generally not eligible for on-campus housing. Married-student housing is not available. The program begins on early June and ends on August.