RE@CSU: Rehabilitation Engineering at Cleveland State University
A National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site
May 29 - August 7, 2019
Is this program for me?
If you are an undergraduate student interested in creating and using technology to transform the lives of people with disabilities, this program is for you. This is an opportunity to explore a career path that is meaningful and significant and touches lives. We are looking for students at all undergraduate levels majoring in engineering, computer science or a related area. Students with disabilities, students from minority groups that are underrepresented in engineering, and students attending community college are especially encouraged to apply.
What will I do in this program?
You will be immersed in a community of undergraduate researchers, graduate students, engineering mentors, health care professionals and, most importantly, people with disabilities. Together you will work on research projects to restore movement to people with paralyzed arms, develop new prosthetic legs, help improve balance in older adults and explore the mechanics of injured joints. For ten weeks during the summer you will live at Cleveland State University and work in research labs at CSU and in hospitals in Cleveland. Check out our student project page and the videos page to learn more about the specific research.
What are the benefits?
- Personal interaction with people with disabilities
- Participation in cutting-edge rehabilitation research
- Membership in a supporting research community
- One-on-one mentoring
- Help preparing for graduate school applications or a job search
- Opportunity to travel to and present your research at a conference
- $5,000 stipend
- Free room and meal plan
- Free travel to and from Cleveland