BIOSENSE REU Program
Related to the Gordon-CenSSIS Engineering Research Center, the BIOSENSE program allowed students to conduct research that involves the use of subsurface sensing and imaging techniques for real-world biomedical applications. The research was conducted at Gordon-CenSSIS laboratories, and affiliate institution, Massachusetts General Hospital. The main goal for this research was to introduce its participants to the hospital clinical environment where they were able to witness the impact that their work had on the lives of others.
The research projects allowed students to engage in one of three distinct, but interconnected areas:
- Basic biological or medical research;
- Development of a product to meet specific needs in the biomedical marketplace;
- Translational research moving the basic concepts from the academic laboratory to the clinical setting.
At the end of the program, each student gives a Final Research Presentation on the project that they worked on over their 10-weeks. View Selected Recorded Final REU Presentations.
The Biosense REU program has come to a close after its last year in 2012. We will not be accepting applications for Summer 2013.
The ALERT (Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats) Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence will be hosting a REU Program for Summer 2013 and more information can be found at http://www.northeastern.edu/alert/education-programs/research-experiences-for-undergraduates/.