Call for research projects for Summer Engineering Research Academy

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On February 18, 2021

Two SERA students

Ahmed Osmand and Sam Wreh, both students at Tennessee State, work on fiber optic sensors for use in their metallurgy research in July 2019 at S&T. The students participated in S&T’s Summer Engineering Research Academy (SERA). Photo by Tom Wagner/Missouri S&T taken before current COVID-19 guidance.

2019 SERA students
2019 SERA participants with Kelley Wilkerson, right. Front row, from left: Langston Hines, Ahmed Osmand and Sam Wreh. Middle row: Joshua Campbell and Branden Currie. Back row, standing: Chris Buford II.

Rising juniors and seniors from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) join S&T’s College of Engineering and Computing again this year for an eight-week summer research and mentoring experience as part of the third annual Summer Engineering Research Academy (SERA).

If you have a project and would like to have a student join your team this summer, please contact Dr. Kelley Wilkerson, teaching professor of materials science and engineering, at by Monday, March 15. Faculty leading sponsored research projects with diversity goals are strongly encouraged to join the 2021 SERA program, though external funding is not a requirement to participate.

Participating HBCUs include Jackson State University, Tuskegee University, and Morgan State University.

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