Dr. Jun Fan, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has hosted a sixth group of international student interns. From 2013 to 2017, 41 students have participated in S&T’s Electromagnetic Compatibility Lab (EMC) student internship program. Sixteen of them have returned to S&T’s EMC lab as graduate students, including 11 Ph.D. students and five master’s degree students.
The U.S. Department of State sponsors an internship program for international students. At the EMC Lab, students spend the summer (usually two to three months) in the laboratory and participate in cutting-edge research on electromagnetic compatibility and signal and power integrity. They work with their mentors (senior graduate students) and faculty advisors to experience a real-world research environment while also having opportunities to participate in cultural and networking activities.
Fan started the program in 2013 with six rising-senior students from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Five years later, the program has been expanded to 19 intern students from five universities in China and South Korea.