Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The 2013 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is an 8-week program that will provide selected students with the opportunity to perform in-depth research with faculty at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Students will work on various research topics based on personal interests while guided by experienced faculty and graduate student mentors.


The Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT) is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center (ERC). CURENT seeks to develop the technology to fully accommodate the future renewable resources and power grid.  This future continent-wide grid will need to be fully monitored and dynamically controlled in real-time for high efficiency, high reliability, low cost, better integration of renewable energy sources, full utilization of energy storage, and accommodation of responsive load. The specific projects for our summer REU will focus on power systems, power electronics, cyber security, power market structure, data visualization, power conversion, and smart grid technology.


The dates for the 8-week program are May 26-July 19, 2013. Students will receive a stipend of $4,000, up to $500 for travel expenses, and free on-campus housing. In addition, students will attend professional development workshops to enhance their academic experience and prepare them for the next phase in their careers. I would like to encourage you to look at our flyer (attached) and website ( for program details and requirements. Application deadline is March 22, 2013.