Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Research in Mechanical Engineering

IRES BIOFLow 2022 Banner ImageBIOFLow International Research Experience for Students (IRES)

The International Research Experience for Students (IRES) project provides future scientists and engineers with a global, cross-cultural perspective, and professional growth opportunities through cutting-edge international research training, structured mentoring, and networking opportunities. Students will conduct collaborative research in the vibrant fields of biomimicry and bio-inspired flow research to enhance energy efficiency and resilience of the civil infrastructure. IRES BIOFLow is a ten-week program that integrates into existing learning and research communities composed of faculty, postdoc, and peer mentors across disciplines of engineering, science, and art at Cleveland State University (CSU), Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) of University of Akron (UA), and the National Creative Research Center, Bio-fluid & Biomimic Research Center (BBRC) at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea. Students will gain research training in advanced thermal/flow measurements, critical thinking, and career-building skills from these three extraordinary labs, as well as the opportunity to participate in social and cultural exchange activities at the BBRC and CSU/UA, building a professional network for future collaboration and career development.

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2022 REU Program RE@CSU: Rehabilitation Engineering at Cleveland State University

The Cleveland State University Rehabilitation Engineering (RE @ CSU) is a ten-week summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  RE@CSU is centered around integrated learning communities that surround REU students with peers, mentors, medical professionals, and people with disabilities. The program’s long-term goals are to create technologies to improve the lives of people with disabilities and to train engineers and computer scientists to do the same. The overall objective is to create an immersive experience in rehabilitation research that will help motivate and prepare a diverse group of students to pursue careers in rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology. The faculty mentors are well-prepared to offer such a program given their combination of experience in rehabilitation research, proven commitment to undergraduate research, and clinical experience. 

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