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March 2020 update from the Office of Research

March 16, 2020

Don't miss out on these important funding opportunities from UM-Dearborn's Office of Research.

Call for Proposals: 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Plans are still in place for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) Program. The application period has been extended, and proposals must be submitted via our web-based application portal by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020. As circumstances unfold, we are considering what adjustments will be necessary for this program to provide the best opportunity for students and faculty. The link below will take you directly to the detailed guidelines, which includes a link to the web-based portal where you can submit your application.  There will be no extensions and applications not received by the deadline will not be considered for funding. The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program provides student participants with a stipend of $3,200 each while they work with a UM-Dearborn faculty member on research or scholarly projects not counting towards academic credit.

Review the guidelines and apply here.

External Funding Received

The Office of Research would like to congratulate the following faculty members on being awarded the following external funding for their research:

Shan Bao, Associate Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering received $4,006 from Honda R & D Americas, Inc. to extract realistic driving data connected to cars overtaking heavy trucks during highway driving.

Ben Li, Professor, Mechanical Engineering was recently awarded $366,403 from Shining Energy International Co. to develop high-light-trapping-efficient solar cells and solar heat absorbers for solar energy harvesting.

Crystal Scott, Associate Professor, Marketing received $7,700 from the Canton Public Library for a community user survey data analysis for the library to consider updates to their strategic plan. 
 
Yunus Zeytuncu, Associate Professor, Mathematics received a grant of $270,451 from National Science Foundation for the renewal of his REU site for mathematical analysis and applications program. 

Marouane Kessentini, Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science was recently awarded $37,500 from Wayne State University to develop effective software that will reduce infrastructure costs for institutions on which so many aspects of our society depend, including banks, businesses and government agencies.

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