Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Undergrads get research experience at OU
Oakland University's School of Engineering and Computer Science is hosting the Undergraduate Computer Research for Women (UnCoRe) program this summer. The program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and supported by Ford Motor Company and DaimlerChrysler, enrolls 11 students from local and national schools to spend 10 weeks on campus experiencing life as a researcher.
This year's participants come from Oakland University, Lake Superior State University, Stonehill College, Wayne State University, Ithaca College, Purdue University and Cornell University.
Through the program, students experience the full spectrum of activities associated with research, including identifying a research problem, researching it, discussing their progress and setbacks, making presentations, conducting peer reviews, and writing progress reports. The program culminates with a final presentation and possible submission for publication.
Students work in small teams under close mentoring of a faculty adviser. Seminars and other academic and social activities also are planned to guide and inspire the students.
The program is coordinated by Professors Ishwar Sethi and Fatma Mili, who also serve as faculty mentors, and Professors Jia Li and Debnath Debtosh. Many faculty members and area professionals contribute to the program through seminars and informal meetings.
For more information, visit the UnCoRe Web site.