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REU students spending summer in research


ISR welcomed 12 Research Experiences for Undergraduates students on June 2. The students will spend 10 weeks conducting research with ISR faculty members and grad students, then write a paper and make a presentation at the end of the summer.

The students, their projects, and their faculty mentors:

Suchit Bhattarai, Montgomery College (Md.), Development of a bird-inspired robot, advised by Professor S.K. Gupta (ME/ISR)

Chun Kit (Calvin) Chung, Montgomery College (Md.), Off-the-Shelf Networked Mini Robots, Assistant Professor Sarah Bergbreiter (ME/ISR)

Zachary Cummins, University of Maryland, GUI for automated biological cell manipulation tasks, Associate Professor Benjamin Shapiro (AE/ISR)

Chasity DeLoney, University of Arkansas, Voice identification using models of auditory processing, Professor Shihab Shamma (ECE/ISR) and Assistant Research Scientist Jonathan Fritz (ISR)

Mark Finkelstein, University of Maryland, Pursuit mechanisms with biological inspiration, Professor P.S. Krishnaprasad (ECE/ISR)

James Gallagher, Tulane University, Packaging Biosensors for Cell Monitoring, Associate Professor Pamela Abshire (ECE/ISR)

Brian Hunte, Syracuse University, Pursuit strategies with collision avoidance, Professor P.S. Krishnaprasad (ECE/ISR)

John Lin, University of Maryland, Steering of magnetic nano-particles with chemotherapy drugs to deep tissue tumors by active control of magnetic fields, Associate Professor Ben Shapiro (AE/ISR)

Sara Lu, Virginia Tech, and Kristen Schalliol, University of San Diego, Mass Dispensing and Vaccination Clinic Operations and Logistics, Associate Professor Jeffrey Herrmann (ME/ISR)

Rajiv Prasad Shah, St. Lawrence University, Coordination in networked mechanical systems, Assistant Professor Nikhil Chopra (ME/ISR)

Benjamin Tousley, University of Maryland, Integrated Hardware for EMG Control, Associate Professor Pamela Abshire (ECE/ISR)

June 3, 2008


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