Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

UIUC Project Information

NuRail Project IDNURail2013-UIUC-E04
Project TitleSummer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Principal InvestigatorRapik Saat
PI Contact Information
Funding Source(s) and Amounts Provided (by each agency or organization)$25,000
Total Project Cost$
Agency ID or Contract NumberDTRT12-G-UTC18 (Grant 1)
Start Date2013-05-15
End Date2013-08-15
Brief Description of Research ProjectNational University Rail Center (NURail), will be hosting Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Multimodal Freight Transportation Risk at the Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The main objective of this project is to expose undergraduate students to academic research that could potentially encourage the students to pursue graduate studies. Selected undergraduate students will have opportunities to:
Learn about transportation risk basic concepts and methodologies
Interface with faculty and graduate researchers involved in transportation safety and risk
Collaborate to work on a real-world transportation risk assessment project
Present research results and write a daily blog to record their experiences
Describe Implementation of Research Outcomes (or why not implemented)
Impacts/Benefits of Implementation (actual, not anticipated)
Web Links
Project Website
Final ReportNURail2013-UIUC-E04_FinalReport-Saat.pdf