PI: Richard Sause
University: Lehigh University

Lehigh University, through the Institute for Cyber Physical Infrastructure and Energy (I-CPIE) and the Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Engineering Research Center, is proposing a ten-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program as part of its University Transportation Center (UTC) collaboration with Pennsylvania State University. The REU program, entitled the Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multi- Modal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS) REU program, will fund four students (two students funded through PITA) from a CIAMTIS member university.

The program’s focus will include the assignment of the REU student to an active Lehigh University CIAMTIS research project under the direction of the project’s principal investigator and graduate student mentor, which will help the student navigate through the research experience in the transportation area. Beyond the research experience, the program will expose the students to well-rounded professional development experience. The program’s activities will include professional skills development workshops and seminars, onsite outreach activities, and offsite tours. The program will culminate with a final report, poster, and presentation on the research findings.