Research experiences for undergraduates in pollution prevention

Kauser Jahan, Jess Everett, Joseph Orlins, Robert Hesketh, Stephanie Farrell, Linda Head, Kathryn Hollar, Mariano Savelski, Raúl Ordóñez, Marianne Cinaglia

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Abstract

A three-year site for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program at Rowan University has been established through funding from the National Science Foundation and Rowan University. A common theme unifies the Rowan REU Site activities-Pollution Prevention. Site activities focus on fundamental and applied multidisciplinary research in pollution prevention. Pollution prevention is a key element of new EPA initiatives to protect our children's health and to promote environmental justice and urban environmental quality. Selected students from all over the USA work closely with engineering faculty on funded research projects in engineering that encourage pollution prevention and sustainable development. This eight-week program exposes students not only to the values of research experiences but helps them reinforce and build other important skills such as communication, social and leadership. The ultimate objective is to provide the REU participants with an enriching research experience that will encourage them to pursue graduate studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4585-4592
Number of pages8
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur - Montreal, Que., Canada
Duration: Jun 16 2002Jun 19 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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