CIAMTIS Lehigh Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program – Year 3

Lehigh University, through its Institute for Cyber Physical Infrastructure and Energy (I-CPIE) and its Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Engineering Research Center, is proposing a 10-week CIAMTIS Lehigh Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The REU program will fund 4 students to participate in the REU program. The program’s focus will include the assignment of each student to an active Lehigh University CIAMTIS research project or a project that fits within the CIAMTIS mission under the direction of the project Principal Investigator and graduate student mentor to help the student navigate through the research project experience. Beyond the research experience, the program will expose the students to a well-rounded professional development experience. The program’s activities will include professional skills development workshops and seminars, and perhaps, onsite outreach activities and offsite tours. The program will culminate with a final report, poster, and presentation on the research findings. Lehigh’s ATLSS Engineering Research Center, through support from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA) program, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Network for Earthquake for Engineering Simulation (NEES) program, and the NSF funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) program, has an established history of organizing and operating highly successful REU programs designed around ongoing Civil, Environmental, Structural, and Earthquake Engineering research topics. Such programs were most recently completed during the summers of 2018, 2019, and 2020 through a combination of financial support from PITA, NHERI, and CIAMTIS. As part of the program, students conducted research covering a wide range of Civil Engineering-related research topics under the direction of project Principal Investigators and graduate student mentors. The program also included workshops emphasizing the development of professional skills, including following proper safety procedures, conducting successful literature searches, organizing and delivering effective presentations, drafting technical reports, and creating resumes. Additionally, tours of Pennsylvania-based industrial organizations were provided in order to expose the students to industrial environments.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Lehigh Federal $ 23610 Lehigh Match $ 23658


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $47268
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)

    Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA  United States  16802
  • Project Managers:

    Donnell, Eric

  • Performing Organizations:

    Lehigh University

    ATLSS Engineering Research Center
    IMBT Laboratory
    Bethlehem, PA  United States  18015-4729
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sause, R

    Kusko, Chad

  • Start Date: 20210401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01771189
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multimodal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847103
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 3 2021 3:33PM