Students in the REU program.


Student Researchers Spend Summer at NYIT’s REU Program

June 7, 2017

NYIT’s 2017 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), funded by the National Science Foundation, kicked off on May 31 with a new cohort of eager young researchers. The group will spend 10 weeks at NYIT-Manhattan collaborating with faculty members and graduate students to explore methods of securing smartphones and their networks using hardware and software approaches.

Twelve students from the following schools are participating in this year’s program, which includes workshops, research seminars, and field trips to prominent Manhattan technology organizations, networking events, and guest lectures and culminates with the students presenting their research findings:

  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Fordham University
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • New York University
  • NYIT
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Transylvania University
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“NYIT is honored to offer the REU program for the fifth consecutive summer. Thanks to our search committee’s careful selection, we welcome 12 highly qualified fellows whom we selected from 112 applications,” says Associate Professor Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, Ph.D., who oversees NYIT’s REU program. She also touched upon NYIT’s goal of educating women and minorities in the STEM fields: “I’m happy to report that we have a diverse group of students and that we kept our gender balance to have five female participants this year.”