Robots in the Real World
June 21st-August 27th, 2021
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon

 

Dates and Deadlines

  • The summer 2021 program dates are Monday June 21st  through Friday August 27th (if the program is ultimately held in-person, travel to site will occur before the start date and travel home will occur after the end date). 
  • The application review will begin on February 10th, 2021, with the first round of accepted students contacted by March 10th, 2021 at the latest. Declines will go out at this time.
  • Acceptance deadline for students is March 17th, 2020. Second round of offers will go out at this time (if necessary).
  • We can make accommodations for students with academic conflicts to start earlier or later, but arrangements must be made in advance and worked out with your project mentor!

Housing and Dining

  • The REU program offers student housing to program participants at the Oregon State Corvallis campus. The program covers the cost of the housing; however, participants whose home permanent address are within a 30-mile radius of the Corvallis campus may not qualify for on-campus housing. OSU Scholar Housing Website
  • Students can chose between a paid-for meal plan or an equivalent cash amount. The student housing includes kitchens and cookware/dishes. OSU Dining Options Website.

Travel

  • The REU program provides a $600 travel stipend, to help defray the costs of getting to and from Corvallis.

Stipend

  • Students will receive stipends in 3 disbursements: $1500 at the start of the program, $3000 on week 5, and the remaining $1500 at the end of the program, once the final project documentation has been approved.

Approximate Schedule for the Ten Weeks

  • We run a weekly, 2-hour seminar for all REU students. This seminar is a mix of informational lectures, hands-on/small group activities based on those lectures, and student project presentations.
  • Students have three opportunities to present their research project for peer evaluation: an initial project overview, a mid-project review, and a final, research-style presentation. 
  • There is a structured activity based around each lecture; students will be provided with templates and examples to help them complete those activities.