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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 $600 along with a $120 per week meal allowance.
  • Participants will be housed in apartment-style dormitories on FAU's Boca Raton, just three miles from the beach.


There are 5 research projects planned for this summer. See which projects you're interested in.


Complete this online application and submit the following information to MaryJo Jackson.

  1. One-page statement of interest that describes your motivations, expectations and long-term objectives.
  2. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members.
  3. A rank-ordered list of research projects that you are most interested in.


Application Deadline: March 8, 2022
First Round Notification Date: March 18, 2022
Start Date: June 6, 2022
End Date: August 5, 2022


  • Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering.
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications, and faculty recommendations.
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FAU’s REU in Sensing and Smart Systems is supported through National Science Foundation award #CNS-195040.


For additional information please contact Jason Hallstrom at (561) 297-4748 or MaryJo Jackson at (561) 297-4889.

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