about the program
Climate change is one of the major challenges that the U.S. faces in the 21st century. Carbon emissions, as a major catalyst, are in great part a result of construction, maintenance, and operation of transportation systems. With support from the NSF Division of Engineering Education and Centers, the REU Site in Sustainable Resilient Transportation Systems at the University of Delaware will contribute to the state-of-the-art technologies and design methodologies with a potential to reduce carbon emissions and, consequently, help address climate change. The site will host a diverse cohort of undergraduate researchers (June 5-August 11, 2023) who will engage in interdisciplinary research programs in electric and autonomous vehicles; green construction materials and structures; and resilient infrastructure.
university of delaware
The University of Delaware is the state's flagship research university with over 24,000 students. UD is classified as an R1 Doctoral Universitity (Very high research activity). According to the National Science Foundation, UD spent $206 million on research and development in 2019.
U.S. News and World Report, in its 2022 Best Colleges Report, lists UD as No. 38 among the nation’s top public universities.
The University of Delaware promotes an environment in which all people are inspired to learn and encourages intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, free inquiry, and respect for the views and values of an increasingly diverse population.