About the Program

The program addresses pressing societal problems and 21st Century Grand Challenges and will promote the progress of science and advancing the national prosperity, while strengthening the national defense.

The high-quality research environment, through hands-on learning, STEM problem-solving, and mentored communication at both the interpersonal and presentation levels, will prepare students, particularly underrepresented students, to apply interdisciplinary concepts as part of a highly diverse interdisciplinary team.

  • What: 10 week PAID engineering research experience including partial support for meals and housing.
  • Intellectual Focus: Participate in nationally recognized research in Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Materials and Controls of Aerial Vehicles.
  • Where: Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
  • When: May 16- July 22, 2022 (You will get July 5th off for Independence Day)
  • The program will engage you through hands-on research in engineering labs and lectures. You will work side by side with researchers on their on-going projects. Participants will collaborate on research presentations and research articles for publication.

    APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FOR SUMMER 2022. We will be evaluating all the applications we received and selecting our interview candidates as quickly as possible.

    Submit Student Application for REU.

    About the Projects

    The projects proposed for this REU will challenge students, advance knowledge, and produce valuable scholarship. In addition to their research projects, all REU participants will be mentored to develop their scientific knowledge and skills; research methods, including workplace ethics; and technical writing and oral communication.

    They will participate in industrial visits and cultural activities. The REU site will prepare a new generation of scientific leaders from diverse populations by establishing novel collaborations between Georgia Southern, HBCUs, minority-serving institutions and community colleges; promote exciting undergraduate research that will advance the fundamental body of knowledge in “Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Materials and Controls of Aerial Vehicles” and respond to 21st Century Challenges while the research results will be disseminated in peer-reviewed journals. The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) with seven research laboratories (Aerospace, Aerodynamics, Subsonic tunnel and Wind Energy, Advanced Sensing, Intelligent Control, Fundamental Combustion, Ballistic Impacts), at Georgia Southern University will host a three year 10 week summer-term, interdisciplinary REU Site: “Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Materials and Controls of Aerial Vehicles”.

Browse the contents of NSF REU: Propulsion, Aerodynamics, and Controls of Aerial Vehicles:

Summer Cohort 2021 Results