Solving Problems with Data Science at Virginia Tech

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Funded by the National Science Foundation

May 23, 2022 to July 29, 2022
  • 20 positions available
  • Open to students from Virginia Tech and elsewhere
  • Receive a stipend of $7,000
  • Funds for travel to Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Free housing and meals on campus
  • Hands on research working with grad students & faculty
  • Cultural activities & training in ethics & professionalism
Applications Due March 25, 2022. Apply Now!

Students: Submit an Application

Faculty: Submit a Reference Letter

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This paid summer REU program is for undergraduates interested in solving problems with data at the interface of biology and engineering. Students will collect data, and learn to make decisions from these data. Research projects will use sensor-based assets and/or computational-based assets at Virginia Tech. Students will learn to communicate effectively with fellow students, policymakers, and the public. Students will be fully integrated into participating research groups and will experience hands on research, group meetings, and close collaboration with other members of related research groups.

Research Projects
Exploring the link between cancer cell/nuclear size and clinical outcome

Emission, Transport, and Deposition of Atmospheric Microplastics

Plant Health Mintoring for Indoor Farming

Influence of Indoor and Outdoor Environment on Flu Transmission

Epidemic Surveillance and Prediction for Respiratory Diseases and Harmful Algal Blooms Toxins

Transport of Hazardous Agents in the Air and Water

Autonomous systems for specialy crops load, canopy, and disease estimations

Biomechanics of flying snakes

Data Integration in Biological and Biomedical Microfluidics

Detection of Waterborne Contaminants

Communicating Water Monitoring Data Through Art

Automated Turfgrass Pest Mapping using Aerial Image Analysis

Must be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Must be and remain an undergraduate in good standing. Must plan to complete a degree program. Students devote full time research efforts and must not accept additional employment.