Student Participants

A total of 92 undergraduate students - more than half of them women - from 64 different universities across the United States participated in the program between 2006 and 2016. NSF provided funding for 8 students per year between 2006 and 2008 and 10 students per year between 2010 and 2012 and between 2014 and 2016. In some years, additional funding was provided by Oakland University to allow more students to take part in the program.

Each summer, student participants worked in teams of 2-3 on automotive and energy research projects under the guidance of faculty, graduate students and often industry mentors, and also took part in other activities such as industrial research lab and facilities tours, meetings with working engineers, conferences and seminars.

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2010 Student Participants:

  • Madeline Beck, Lehigh University, PA
  • Jordan Easter, The University of Alabama, AL
  • Abraham Hamilton, University of Maine, ME
  • Christopher Jarrett, Oakland University, MI
  • Nancy Kelley, Missouri University of Science & Technology, MO
  • David Kingman, University of Southern California, CA
  • Natalie Mikecz, University of Wisconsin- Platteville, WI
  • Caymen Novak, Oakland University, MI
  • Bekah Perlin, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
  • Colin Pespisa, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
  • Kyle Stern, Temple University, PA
  • Two additional visiting students from UiTM Malaysia, Erzwan Othman and Izzatul Aini Ibrahim, participated in some of the research projects and group activities.

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