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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 a stipend of $600/week along with a $130 meal allowance, also per week.
  • Participants will be housed in apartment-style dormitories on Florida Atlantic's Boca Raton campus, just three miles from the beach.


Check back soon for 2025 REU dates to be announced.


Application Deadline: March 8, 2024
First Round Notification Date: March 15, 2024
Start Date: June 3, 2024
End Date: August 2, 2024 (ceremony on Thursday, August 1st)


  • 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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Florida Atlantic’s REU in Sensing and Smart Systems is supported through National Science Foundation award #CNS-1950400.


For additional information please contact Yufei Tang at (561)297-4981 or Yami Triana at (561)297-2886 or email

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