Grant: $305,132 - National Science Foundation - Aug. 31, 2009
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Award Description: The objective of the proposed REU site in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department (ABE) at the UF is to provide eight undergraduate students in engineering with eight weeks of research experiences, focused on sustaining water resources using interdisciplinary approaches. Specifically, the research experiences will involve students in quantifying water demands of various land uses in Florida. The students will also learn the significance of this quantification and how it can result in changes in current management practices and decisions, through extension activities. The projects, conducted at three locations in Florida, will involve combination of field and laboratory experiments, theory, and computer modeling. The students will be recruited nationally, with recruiting trips to selected institutions in the southeast US. In addition to providing excellent research opportunities for undergraduate students and mentoring/recruiting opportunities for the mentors, a major scientific contribution of this research is the development of collaborative projects among the mentors in quantifying water demand and supply for various water uses in Florida. The REU projects conducted by the students will enhance existing funded projects of the research mentors. The tools and methods developed as part of this REU can easily be extended to elsewhere in the US. Another significant contribution of this REU is the utilization of the intricate UF/IFAS infrastructure through their RECs. The students will obtain first-hand experience in extension of research during the REU project. Recent advances in Information and Cyber-technologies will be used heavily to facilitate frequent communication among the students and ensure a positive cohort experience.
Project Description: The objective of the proposed REU site in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department (ABE) at the UF is to provide eight undergraduate students in engineering with eight weeks of research experiences, focused on sustaining water resources using interdisciplinary approaches.
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