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This REU site cultivates and unites multidisciplinary interests to study advanced structures and systems with application to hypersonics, space, propulsion and energy. 

Participants will gain hands on research training in contemporary challenges such as utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques for high-value components, integrating in site monitoring of stress-strain evolution, developing novel methods for improved internal cooling and heat transfer effectiveness, and mitigating flutter through advanced rotor dynamic control. Many of these challenges rely on approaches that cut across disciplines and research techniques.

HYPER 2022
Date and Location
May 19 – July 27, 2024
UCF Main Campus, Orlando, FL
Application deadline
Apply by Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 11:59 PM ET
Award notification: Monday, April 1 (or earlier)
Support and Partnerships

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site: Advanced Technologies for Hypersonic, Propulsive, Energetic, and Reusable Platforms (NSF Award No. 1852130). This site is co-funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.