SUNFEST Research Experience for Undergraduates


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SUNFEST Research Experience for Undergraduates

SUNFEST Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Sensor Technologies



Goals of SUNFEST

Key factors for success

Student Selection

Student Selection (cont.)


Group meetings and student involvement

Nature of Projects

Typical Projects

Improvement of fluorescence detection methods Juan Carlos Saez, Univ. of Puerto Rico

Microlenses for a CMOS camera Ali Husain, Univ. of Pennsylvania

SAM: Spectrogram Analyzer & Manipulator O’Neil Palmer and K. Pinnaduwage, Univ. of Penn

Learning algorithms for optical pattern recognition Joseph Murray, Univ. of Oklahoma

Enhancement Activities

Workshops & Seminars

Develop Communication Skills

Ethics in Engineering

Ethics seminars: topics

Social Activities

Social activities

Benefits and outcomes

SUNFEST Participants

SUNFEST Participants



Thanks to all students

Author: Jan Van der Spiegel


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Other information:
Sunfest Project - Slides of presentation given at the Frontiers in Education Conference FIE97, Pittsburgh, Nov. 1997.