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National Science Foundation awards nearly $600,000 grant for scholarships

August 31, 2015

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awards a 5-year grant to support undergraduate education to the Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Engineering with a Concentration in Electrical Engineering earlier this month.

3 students studying with Dr. Shuvra DasThe program is designed to address
the ever-increasing need in industry for engineers with expertise in both electrical and mechanical systems.

Graduates will be knowledgeable in both these disciplines and able to synergistically design products that rely on the integration of mechanical
and electronic components coordinated by control architecture.

This grant allows us to provide full scholarships to eligible students,” says Dr. Shuvra Das, Mechanical Engineering professor and principle investigator of the grant.  “It provides undergraduates an excellent opportunity.

After several applications with the NSF, it is exciting to see this funded,” says Das. 

The grant supports two cohorts of students beginning in the Fall, 2016.  During the first cohort, seven students will receive support for the four-year degree program.  The number of students receiving support will rise to nine students with the second.

The College continues to be recognized nationally as a leader in engineering and science,” says Dean Gary Kuleck.  “We are very pleased that the NSF acknowledges our high caliber programs and supports our students.

The program encourages the advancement of women and minorities in engineering.

For more information on this program, please contact Dr. Das
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