Exciting ‘Internet of Things’ Undergraduate Research Opportunity

NSF REU Site in Sensing and Smart Systems

Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) hosts an intensive summer research program in sensing and smart systems for talented undergraduate students across the country.

Closely related to the Internet of Things, smart systems represent an emerging class of distributed systems that provide real-time awareness of conditions, trends, and patterns to support improved decision-making, and often, automation. The on-campus research will focus on I-SENSE’s three main program areas: Infrastructure Systems, Marine and Environment and Health and Behavior.


  • This paid, nine-week program focuses on training, mentoring, research and an overall experience for students that prepares them for graduate studies or careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines.
  • Participants will typically work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with one hour for lunch.
  • Undergraduate researchers are paid $550 along with a $120 meal allowance, per week.
  • Participants will be housed in apartment-style dormitories on FAU’s Boca Raton, just three miles from the beach.
  • Those working in the Marine and Environment area will spend a portion of their time each week on FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute campus.


There are 14 research projects planned for this summer. See which projects you're interested in.


Complete this online application and
Submit the following information to Andrea Gonzalez.
  1. One-page statement of interest that describes your motivations, expectations and long-term objectives
  2. Contact information for two faculty members who are willing to provide letters of recommendation
  3. A rank-ordered list of research projects that you are most interested in


Priority deadline: Feb. 22, 2017
Final deadline: March 22, 2017
Accepted participants will be notified: On or before April 8, 2017
Start date: June 5, 2017
End date: August 4, 2017


For additional information please contact Jason Hallstrom at (561) 297-4748 or Andrea Gonzalez at (561) 297-4759.
To print NSF REU I-SENSE Sensing and Smart Systems Flier, click here.

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs is funded by the National Science Foundation (CNS-1659484).

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