banner: Internet of Things

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 $120 meal allowance, also per week.
  • 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.


Apply Here.


Application Deadline: March 10, 2023
First Round Notification Date: March 17, 2023
Start Date: June 5, 2023
End Date: August 4, 2023


  • 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.
NSF logo


FAU’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

Let's have an adventure. Collect experiences and meet people you'll never forget. It's time to write your story, and we've got the perfect setting.