University of Vermont

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

This academic year, CEMS is funding 100 one semester REU opportunities for our students.

CEMS undergraduate students are able to engage in project-based research under the guidance of an experienced faculty member. One example is Anwar Elhadad (left photo) who worked with Professor Maryam Etezad. In this project a UV sensor and a microcontroller form a wearable detector to remind the user—via a text message—to apply sun screen if the radiated wavelength from the sun is in the range of the sun’s harmful rays. Laura Weed (right photo) works with Professor Ryan McGinnis to develop a human gait analysis iPhone app, which is intended to allow doctors to use the app in a clinical setting to analyze gait in order to, for instance, track the progress of hip replacement patients.