Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (SREU)

The Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (SREU) program hosted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers undergraduate students an introduction to in-depth research in the field of mechanical engineering. Faculty mentors work with students during the eight-week program to complete a research project and prepare for its presentation in both an oral and poster format. Graduate students assist students with understanding laboratory procedures and providing examples of what graduate research is like. Each week, students have an opportunity to attend a brief seminar focused on aspects of professional development and research.

SREU projects are proposed by Mechanical Engineering faculty and students work within that faculty's research lab or group for the duration of the program. Research areas within Mechanical Engineering include: