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An Overview of the REU Site, Expectations and Work Anant R. Kukreti Director for Engineering Outreach & Professor Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering College of Engineering University of Cincinnati January 22, 2010. PRESESENTATION OUTLINE. Introductions

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An Overview of the REU Site, Expectations and Work

Anant R. Kukreti

Director for Engineering Outreach & Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering

University of Cincinnati

January 22, 2010

presesentation outline
PRESESENTATION OUTLINE
  • Introductions
  • Project Office and Contact Information
  • Project Title and Participants
  • REU Site Activities
  • Laboratory and Office Usage and Safety Issues
project office and contact information
PROJECT OFFICE and CONTACT INFORMATION
  • Your Project Office
    • Separate for each project – contact your Faculty Mentor
  • Project Director
    • Dr. Anant R. Kukreti
    • Office: ERC 701F
    • Phone: 513-556-4105
    • E-Mail: anant.kukreti@uc.edu
  • Grant Coordinator
    • Mrs. Marlo Thigpen
    • Office: Baldwin Hall 665 & ERC 701
    • Phone: 513-556-4864
    • E-Mail: marlo.thigpen@uc.edu
project titles and participants
PROJECT TITLES AND PARTICIPANTS
  • Project # 1: “Development of Integrated Multi Functional Nano Assembly for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy”
    • Student Participants
      • Ashley Frierson, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Pre-Junior, and Email: friersay@email.uc.edu.
      • Racquel Redwood, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Pre-Junior, and Email: redwoorl@email.uc.edu.
    • Faculty Mentor
      • Dr. Donglu Shi, Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, 493 Rhodes Hall, Tel: 513 556 3100, and Email shid@email.uc.edu.
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PROJECT TITLES AND PARTICIPANTS
  • Project # 2: “Pulse Detonation Engines (PDE)”
    • Student Participants
      • Devina Dawson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sophomore, and Email: dawsonda@email.uc.edu.
      • Gregory Chatlos, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Junior, and Email: chaltog@email.uc.edu.
    • Faculty Mentor
      • Dr. Ephraim J. Gutmark, Distinguished Research Professor and Ohio Regents Eminent Scholar, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, 799 Rhodes Hall, Tel: (513) 556-1227, and E-mail: Ephraim.Gutmark@uc.edu.
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PROJECT TITLES AND PARTICIPANTS
  • Project # 3: “Electrofluidic Materials and Device Discovery”
    • Student Participant
      • Everett Stephens, Department of Computer Science, Sophomore, and Email: stepheel@email.uc.edu.
    • Faculty Mentor
      • Dr. Jason Heikenfeld, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, 836A Rhodes Hall, Tel.: 513-556-4763, and E-Mail: Jason.C.Heikenfeld@uc.edu.
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PROJECT TITLES AND PARTICIPANTS
  • Project # 4: “Intelligent Algorithms for Maze Exploration and Exploitation”
    • Student Participants
      • Sydney Barker, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Junior, and Email: barkersy@email.uc.edu.
      • Vinson Butler, Department of Electrical Engineering, Sophomore, and Email: butlervn@email.uc.edu.
    • Faculty Mentor
      • Dr. Kelly Cohen, Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics , 735 Rhodes Hall, Tel.: 513-556-6523, and E-Mail: Kelly.Cohen@uc.edu.
    • Expert Advisor to Project
      • Mr. Elad Kivelevitch
    • Lab Facility Manager & Graduate Student Support
      • Ms. Chelsea Sabo
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PROJECT TITLES AND PARTICIPANTS
  • Project # 5: “Measuring Travel Reliability Using Advanced Hybrid Technologies”
    • Student Participants
      • Avery Johnson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pre-Junior, and Email: johnsav@mail.uc.edu.
      • Kaitlin Welch, Department of Computer Science, Pre-Junior, and Email: welchkc@email.uc.edu.
    • Faculty Mentor
      • Dr. Heng Wei, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 792 Rhodes Hall, Tel: 513-556-3781, and Email: heng.wei@uc.edu.
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PROJECT TITLES AND PARTICIPANTS
  • Project # 6: “Mobile Robot Navigation in an Unstructured Environment”
    • Student Participant
      • Tacarra Gordon, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Pre-Junior, and Email: gordontd@email.uc.edu.
    • Faculty Mentor
      • Dr. Manish Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department: Mechanical Engineering, 629 Rhodes Hall, Tel.: 513-556-4668, and Email: manish.kumar@uc.edu.
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PROJECT TITLES AND PARTICIPANTS
  • Project # 7: “Microalgae Culture for Wastewater Treatment and Biodiesel Production”
    • Student Participant
      • Rachel Rheaume, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Junior, and Email: rachael.rheaume@gmail.com.
    • Faculty Mentor
      • Dr. Joo-Youp Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, 640 ERC, Phone: 513-556-0018, and Email: joo.lee@uc.edu.
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PROJECT TITLES AND PARTICIPANTS
  • Project # 8: “Determination of Massively Separated Unsteady Flows - An Undergraduate Project”
    • Student Participants
      • Christopher McGlown, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Senior, and Email: mcglownca@mail.uc.edu.
      • Charles Williams, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Senior, and Email: willc6@mail.uc.edu.
    • Faculty Mentor
      • Dr. Kirti N. Ghia, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, 693 Rhodes Hall, Tel: (513) 556-3243, and E-mail: kghia@cfdrl.uc.edu.
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PROJECT TITLES AND PARTICIPANTS
  • Project # 9: “Microfluidic Sensor for Electrochemical Detection of Heavy Metals”
    • Student Participant
      • Josi Herren, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Sophomore, and Email: josiherren@gmail.com.
    • Faculty Mentors
      • Dr. Ian Papautsky, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 387 ERC, Tel: 556-2347, and Email: ian.papautsky@uc.edu.
      • Dr. William R. Heineman, Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Chemistry, 120 Crosley Tower, 513-556-9210, and Email: william.heineman@uc.edu.
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PROJECT TITLES AND PARTICIPANTS
  • Project # 10: “Green Entrepreneurship: Public -Private Joint Venture in Energy Audits”
    • Student Participant
      • Keith Lackey Jr., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pre-Junior, and Email: lackeyKL@email.uc.edu.
    • Faculty Mentor
      • Dr. Daniel B. Oerther, Professor, Center for Sustaining the Urban Environment, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 746 Engineering Research Center, Tel: 513-556-3670, and E-Mail: Daniel.Oerther@uc.edu.
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PROJECT TITLES AND PARTICIPANTS
  • Project # 11: “Transport of Pollutants Through Liquid-Gas Interfaces - A Numerical Approach”
    • Student Participants
      • Marlon Patton, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pre-Junior, and Email: pattonmo@email.uc.edu.
      • Amanda McGee, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Sophomore, and Email: mcgeead@email.uc.edu.
    • Faculty Mentor
      • Dr. Urmila Ghia, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 683 Rhodes and Computational Fluid Dynamics Research Laboratory (CFDRL) in 637 ERC, Tel: (513) 556-2347, and Email: urmila.ghia@uc.edu.
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PROJECT TITLES AND PARTICIPANTS
  • Project # 12: “Multimedia and HCI Research”
    • Student Participant
      • Justin Jemison, Department of Computer Science, Sophomore, and Email: jemisojt@email.uc.edu.
    • Faculty Mentor
      • Dr. Chia-Yung Han, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, 532 ERC, Tel: 513-556-1813, and E-Mail: chia.han@uc.edu.
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PROJECT TITLES AND PARTICIPANTS
  • Project # 13: “Jet Engine Design and Optimization”
    • Student Participant
      • Kevin Park, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Junior, and Email: parkke@email.uc.edu.
    • Faculty Mentor
      • Dr. Mark G. Turner, Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, 730 Rhodes Hall, Tel: (513) 556-3222, and Email: mark.turner@uc.edu.
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PROJECT TITLES AND PARTICIPANTS
  • Project # 14: “Turbine Blade Thermal Barrier Coating Erosion”
    • Student Participant
      • Nathanial Woggon, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Senior, and Email: Nwoggon@gmail.com.
    • Faculty Mentor
      • Dr. Awatef Hamed, Department Head and Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, 475 Rhodes Hall, Tel: (513) 556-3553, and E-Mail: A.Hamed@uc.edu.
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PROJECT TITLES AND PARTICIPANTS
  • Project # 15: “Controlling Nano-Particles in Engine Exhaust”
    • Student Participant
      • Maesa Idries, Department of Chemical Engineering, Sophomore, and Email: idriesme@gmail.com.
    • Faculty Mentor
      • Dr. Gregory Beaucage, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Tel.: 513-556-3063, and E-mail: Gregory.Beaucage@uc.edu.
reu site activities
REU Site Activities
  • General Project Schedule
  • Project Meetings
  • Biweekly Group Leaders and Responsibilities
  • Reports and Presentations
  • Awards
  • Skills Workshops
  • Enrichment Seminars
  • Evaluations from Each Participant
  • Activities Beyond 2009-2010 REU Program
reu site activities general project schedule
REU Site Activities: General Project Schedule
  • First and Second Months:
    • Identifying goals and the research tasks
    • Plan the time schedule
    • Conduct literature survey
    • Attend Equipment and Research Content Training Seminars
    • Write Abstract, Goals, Objectives, Literature Review, and Time Schedule – get reviewed from Faculty Mentor and finalize it
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REU Site Activities: General Project Schedule (Continued)
  • Third and Fourth Months:
    • Literature search and equipment and research content training seminars to continue, as needed
    • Fabricating specimens / conducting simulations
    • Laboratory testing / field investigations
    • Analyzing test results
    • Generalizations of results
    • Interim Progress Report and PowerPoint presentations at the end of First Quarter – reviewed and critiqued by Faculty Mentor
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REU Site Activities: General Project Schedule (Continued)
  • Fifth and Sixth Months:
    • Literature search and equipment and research content training seminars to continue, as needed
    • Fabricating specimens / conducting simulations to continue
    • Laboratory testing / field investigations to continue
    • Analyzing test results to continue
    • Generalizations of results to continue
    • Attend Enrichment Seminars and Skills Workshops and submit reflective feedback
    • Interim Progress Report and PowerPoint presentations at the end of sixth month - reviewed and critiqued by Faculty Mentor
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REU Site Activities: General Project Schedule (Continued)
  • Seventh Month:
    • Literature search and equipment and research content training seminars to continue, as needed
    • Fabricating specimens / conducting simulations
    • Laboratory testing / field investigations
    • Analyzing test results
    • Generalizations of results
    • Interim Progress Report at the end of seventh month - reviewed and critiqued by Faculty Mentor
  • Eight Month (End of Second Quarter):
    • Final Research Technical Paper preparation
    • Final PowerPoint Presentation preparation
    • Final Display Poster preparation
reu site activities project meetings
REU Site Activities:Project Meetings
  • Frequency
    • At least once every two weeks (or biweekly)
  • Place
    • Research Faculty Mentor will fix the meeting place
  • Time
    • Research Faculty Mentor will fix the meeting time for the week
    • If missed, it must be rescheduled
    • Attendance mandatory
  • Documenting the Meeting
    • If a REU project has 2 students, one will serve as Project Leader for the meeting and reporting. This responsibility will rotate.
    • Discuses progress from past meeting
    • Present work planned till next meeting
    • Ask questions, if any
    • Participants will e-mail a reflective feedback soon after the meeting to the Faculty Mentor, Grant Coordinator (marlo.thigpen@uc.edu) and Project Director (anant.kukreti@uc.edu). This must be submitted latest by Friday of the meeting week. Format for this feedback will be e-mailed to all participants.
reu site activities bi weekly group leaders responsibilities
REU Site Activities:Bi-weekly Group Leaders & Responsibilities
  • Group Leader for week one
    • First participant in the list, if 2 students working on the project
  • Group Leader will rotate each week (except for projects with only one participant)
  • Group Leader for the week will maintain a daily log of activities in a "Log Book“
  • Entries for each day must be written by the end of the day
  • At the biweekly meeting show Log Book to Faculty Mentor and get signature with date
  • Show Log Book to Grant Coordinator once a month and get signature with date
  • Log Book will be submitted on the last day of the program
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REU Site Activities:Reports and Presentations (Continued)
  • Interim Progress Reports
    • Three Interim Reports:
      • At end of First Quarter – submit a written progress report (must have submitted)
      • At end Sixth Month - submit a written progress report and make a PowerPoint Presentation
      • At end of Seventh Month - submit a written progress report
      • Must follow the given guidelines for written reports – no exceptions
      • All reports must be reviewed by Faculty Mentor and corrected before submission
    • Reflective feedback of biweekly meetings – due by Friday of the meeting week
    • Show Log Book to Grant Coordinator once a month
    • The date and venue for the PowerPoint Presentation will be announced via BlackBoard
    • Give an electronic and hard copy of the report and PowerPoint Presentation to Faculty Mentor and Grant Coordinator
    • Each project member must participate in the presentation
    • Social hour with light refreshments follow the presentations
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REU Site Activities:Reports and Presentations (Continued)
  • Final Technical Research Paper, PowerPoint and Display Poster Presentations:
    • Draft due one week before the last week of the REU program
    • Format instructions supplied must be used
    • Five hard copies for distribution to the Judges
    • Submit an electronic copy to Grant Coordinator
    • Poster and oral presentation to external judges on last week (date, time, and venue will be announced):
      • Poster presentation
      • 15-20 minutes PowerPoint presentation
      • 10 minutes of questions and answers
    • Refreshments will be served
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REU Site Activities:Reports and Presentations (Continued)
  • Final Summary Report for NSF:
    • Draft due one week before the last week of the REU program
    • A 4 to 5 page, single line spaced, Arial 10 Font Size, I inch margins all around. The report narrative must be organized in following sections:
      • Project Title and names of the group members, student status in 2009-10 year, degree program
      • Goal and Objectives of the study
      • Research Tasks undertaken to meet the goals and objectives
      • Methodologies Used to execute the research tasks (be brief)
      • Training Received in use of specialized equipment - give the names of such equipment
      • Conclusions of your study
      • Four action photographs showcasing your project with captions (not counted in the 4-5 page narrative).
      • Must be reviewed and critiqued by Faculty Mentor and corrected prior to submission
    • All figures and tables included must be numbered and have captions. Do not use first person, e.g., I, we, etc.
reu site activities awards
REU Site Activities:Awards
  • Certificate for each participant
  • “Best Project” Award
reu site activities skills workshops
REU Site Activities: Skills Workshops
  • Six Research Skills Workshops will be scheduled via Blackboard – date, time and venue will be in the announcement section
  • Each participant must complete each viewing and evaluation at the end of each workshop
  • Each participant will submit a reflective write-up for each: one page, single line spaced, Arial 10 Font size, 1 inch margins on all four sides
  • E-mail the above to Grant Coordinator and Project Director
  • Workshop Topics:
    • Workshop # 1: Technical Writing and Presentation
    • Workshop # 2: Online Literature Search Using Library Facilities
    • Workshop # 3: Ethics in Engineering
    • Workshop # 4: Public Speaking and Communication
    • Workshop # 5: Poster Making and Presentation
    • Workshop # 6: Statistical and Uncertainty Analysis
reu site activities enrichment seminars
REU Site Activities: Enrichment Seminars
  • Four Enrichment Seminars are tentatively scheduled – date, time and venue will be informed
  • Each participant must attend
  • Each participant will submit a reflective write-up for each: one page, single spaced line, Arial 10 Font size, 1 inch margins on all four sides
  • E-mail the above to Grant Coordinator and Project Director
  • Seminar Topics:
    • Enrichment Seminar # 1: Research in an Academic Setting
    • Enrichment Seminar # 2: Taking Research from Lab to Real World
    • Enrichment Seminar # 3: Creative Thinking
    • Enrichment Seminar # 4: Graduate Education Opportunities and Application Process
reu site activities evaluations from each participant
REU Site Activities:Evaluations From Each Participant
  • REU Site Satisfaction Questionnaire: to evaluate quality of facilities, activities, and guidance provided
  • Post-Evaluation: to evaluate research skills acquired, mentorship provided, and future plans
reu site activities activities beyond 2009 10 reu program
REU Site Activities:Activities Beyond 2009-10 REU Program
  • A presentation at your department, e.g., at an ASCE Student Chapter Meeting
  • UC students must present a poster in the Spring (in May-June) Undergraduate Poster Presentation Day
  • Submit a paper with Faculty Mentor to a student paper presentation competition and/or conference – this is a requirement
  • Complete Online Tracking Form Annually in April
laboratory and office usage and safety
Laboratory and Office Usage and Safety
  • Attire
    • Closed toe shoes
    • Full length pants
    • Safety glasses when needed
    • Hard hats when needed
  • Equipment training and usage
    • Provided by laboratory technician and/or Graduate Research Assistant prior to usage
    • No equipment should be used without receiving training
    • All tools borrowed should be returned before the end of the day
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Laboratory and Office Usage and Safety Issues (Continued)
  • Never work alone when testing
  • Use of Project Office (if you are assigned one)
    • Project Office should be kept clean on a daily basis ‑ no exceptions
    • Lock the room after leaving – no exceptions
  • Copy Machine Usage
    • Grant Coordinator will assist in getting copies made for Interim and Final Reports if requested
overview of 2009 2010 reu research projects
OVERVIEW OF 2009-2010 REURESEARCH PROJECTS
  • Need 3 t0 4 slides presenting an overview of each project from the Faculty Mentors
  • Need as soon as possible