Welcome to the 2014 Science and Engineering Fellows

The URI Outreach Center is happy to announce that this year’s class of Science and Engineering Fellows is the largest yet! With support from Deans Kirby and Wright, sixteen undergraduates were selected from the College of the Environment and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering to conduct cutting-edge research over the summer semester. Each student was paired with a research faculty member and will gain training in laboratory techniques, public speaking, and professional development. Students also engage in several outreach events, including the Discovery Visit for Providence elementary school kids on June 17th (see image 1).

Summer research topics include flexible solar panels, coastal wetland soil microbes, molecular regulation of male fertility, and computer architecture and applications. All research progress will be showcased during the CELS Fellowship Poster Session with the URI Energy Fellows and Coastal & Environmental Fellows in December.

Students interested in applying for next year’s fellowship program are encouraged to visit the Outreach Center’s website (http://web.uri.edu/ceoc/science-and-engineering-fellows/) or contact Kristina DiSanto at kdisanto@mail.uri.edu.

Engineering Enters Elementary Schools. 2014 Science and Engineering Fellows took a break from their daily research to assist in hosting 100 elementary students from the Providence school district in their Discovery Visit to URI. In this photo, Electrical Engineering major Zaid Odufuye, (yellow shirt), engages the excited elementary students with a bottle rocket demonstration.
2014 Science and Engineering Fellows learn team building skills during a ropes course-based professional development training.