2024 Applications Now Open: SAST REU Summer 2024 Cohort

Are you looking for a summer undergraduate research internship?

REU: Secure, Accessible, and Sustainable Transportation (SAST)
Recent years are seeing a transformative and rapid push towards autonomy in the transportation systems, driven by explosive infusion of electronics, sensors, and software. Autonomous transportation holds out the promise of dramatically improving transportation system by reducing and eventually eliminating human errors and inefficiencies. However, it has resulted in new and challenging research questions on effective use of autonomy to achieve security, accessibility, and sustainability.

  • How can the electronics and software in transportation systems be protected against cyber-attacks?
  • How can autonomy cater to persons with disabilities that currently depend on a human operator for a variety of transportation needs?
  • How can we trust autonomous transportation to operate safely?
  • How can we exploit autonomy to minimize impact of transportation on our environment?

The REU site will support talented undergraduate students to perform high-impact research exploring these and other research questions and come up with novel solutions.


REU SAST Offers:
  • 10 week undergraduate research summer internship at the University of Florida (May 2024 to August 2024)
  • $6,000 Student Stipend, as well as support to cover travel, lodging, and food
  • Faculty Mentor & Ph.D. Student Mentor
  • UF Residence Halls; Roundtrip Flights to Gainesville, FL or Mileage/Parking Passes for those who Drive
  • Priority consideration for future UF Ph.D. admission and full funding offers


REU Application:
Eligibility Requirements:
  • U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States
  • Must be enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate program
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