Engineering Departments Host NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site
The Departments of Computer Science and Industrial Engineering hosted nine undergraduate students on the Texas Tech campus in the months of June through August 2013 as a part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site grant. The students tackled research topics ranging from robotics and big data to software engineering and cybersecurity. The NSF REU Site Program is sponsored by NSF Grant No. CNS-1263183. The students were advised by Drs. Susan Urban, a professor of industrial engineering, Joseph Urban, a professor of industrial engineering, Mohan Sridharan, assistant professor of computer science, and Yong Chen, assistant professor of computer science.
The site is co-funded by the Department of Defense in partnership with the NSF REU program. The research project consists of a 10−week program where students collaborate on cybersecurity, robotics, and software engineering research issues. The participants work closely with faculty members on their current research projects, make short progress presentations to their peers during program meetings, attend presentation skills workshops, make a formal poster presentation of their research experience at the end of the program, submit a written and final report describing the results of their research, and work with faculty and graduate students to publish research results.