Center for Embedded Networked Sensing
CENS encourages undergraduates to become involved in CENS, particularly through our summer undergraduate research experience. The eight – ten week annual summer program provides undergraduates the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in CENS labs; to work with CENS faculty, staff, and graduate students; and to participate in research, professional development, and social activities with other CENS undergraduate scholars. Each team member will have the opportunity to present progress on their project at least twice through the summer. Weekly meetings will be held and moderated by one or more of your mentors. Students will engage a series of workshops that will provide an exposure to the world of academic research. CENS Scholars will have the opportunity to attend regularly scheduled CENS Technical Seminar Series.
The Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) is currently recruiting for our 2011 Summer@CENS Undergraduate Scholars Program. Our fully-funded program will be hosted at UCLA beginning June 20, 2011 for 8 weeks.
Our Center is a major research enterprise focused on developing wireless sensing systems and applying this revolutionary technology to critical scientific and societal pursuits. In the same way that the development of the Internet transformed our ability to communicate, the ever decreasing size and cost of computing components is setting the stage for detection, processing, and communication technology to be embedded throughout the physical world and, thereby, fostering both a deeper understanding of the natural and built environment and, ultimately, enhancing our ability to design and control these complex systems. For a further exploration into CENS technology and the application areas we work with visit our CENS Research Page. The center is a multidisciplinary collaboration among faculty, staff, and students from a wide spectrum of fields including Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Biology, Statistics, Education and Information Sciences, Urban Planning, and Theater, Film, and Television.
Sample 2011 Projects:
Structural Health Monitoring Team, John Wallace, Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering
CENS interns will work collaboratively with the National Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) undergraduate interns to work on leading-edge NEES earthquake engineering experiments that will provide them practical, hands-on experience with instrumentation, specimen construction, testing and data processing and visualization.
Water & Beach Quality Team, Jennifer Jay, Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering
Water and Beach Quality Team focuses on investigating different water quality parameters in the urban watershed environment. This includes both freshwater and marine coastal systems that are impacted by anthropogenic factors.
Wireless Health & Instructional Technology Team, William Kaiser, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
Subject motion classification in the community remains an interesting and very important problem central to nearly all health and wellness initiatives.
Application Deadline: Friday, February 18, 2011 (5 PM PST)
For more information on our program or application procedures please contact Wes Uehara, Education Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011 Online Application
For questions about the 2011 Program please contact Wes Uehara, CENS Education Project Manager