ECE faculty awarded NSF grant to support undergraduate research


The award is established through NSF's "Undergraduate Research in Sustainable Energy" (U-RISE) program.

Dr. Wencong Su has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site through its “Undergraduate Research in Sustainable Energy” (U-RISE) program.

The goal of the program will be to educate a new generation of engineers in the area of sustainable energy-based electric power systems. This REU site will offer research experience to a diverse group of undergraduates who might otherwise lack the opportunity, including women, underrepresented minorities, and high-performing, low-income students.

“Student participants work in teams on research projects with a special emphasis on sustainable energy-related technology and engineering that aim to promote economic efficiency; improve social welfare; reduce energy cost; support plug-and-play of distributed sustainable energy; and improve the capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability that our nation’s power grid infrastructure can provide. The program places an emphasis on exposing undergraduates to cutting-edge sustainable energy technology by letting them solve real-world engineering problems together with University of Michigan-Dearborn faculty, graduate students, and local industry mentors.”