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Summer 2017
ATLSS REU Program

Program Overview

Lehigh University’s Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Engineering Research Center is offering undergraduate research fellowships for Summer 2017. Funding for the program is provided by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA). The program is a 10-week research experience during which students will work under the direction of faculty advisors and graduate student mentors on an active research project focused within an ATLSS Engineering Research Center focus area. Professional development workshops and offsite engineering-related industrial tours will be included in the program.

 

ATLSS research areas include Earthquake Engineering, Structural Design and Analysis, Bridge and Building Systems, Finite Element Modeling, Innovative Materials, Sensor Technology, Foundation Engineering, Field Testing, and Blast Resistant Engineering.

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Student Deliverables

Students will be required to develop a report and presentation on their research findings at the conclusion of the program

 

Program Dates and Stipend

  • Program Duration: May 30, 2017 – August 4, 2017
  • Total Stipend: $5,000

Program Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA 3.30 preferred
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Minorities and women strongly encouraged

Recent Project

PITA Project: Integrated Framework using Monitoring and Reliability for Improved infrastructure Management under Uncertainty: Phases 1, 2, and 3

 

The aim of the PITA project is to develop a novel integrated framework using structural health monitoring and reliability technologies for improved bridge management under uncertainty. Through the use of new technologies and the employment of structural health monitoring and reliability approaches, the project is expected to have significant impact on bridge lifetime management practices.

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