Undergraduate and Graduate Research and Design

Smart Lighting ERC students get hands-on, real-world leadership, research and entrepreneurial experience. They have many opportunities to present their research, interact with industrial partners, participate in workshops and seminars that go beyond engineering into the realm of intellectual property, entrepreneurial activities, and of course, work in world class facilities with the guidance of expert faculty researchers.

ERC graduate students form a Student Leadership Council, where they develop leadership skills, run meetings, organize events, and make group decisions and build consensus.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - Summer 2015

Visit the REU page for more information about this program for visiting undergraduates. Spend the summer participating in research being conducted at the Smart Lighting ERC.

Ongoing Programs

Undergraduate Research Program (URP)

The ERC has several Rensselaer URP slots available during the academic year as well as during the summer. Rensselaer students can apply to work on an ERC research project under the advisement of an ERC faculty member. Visit the Rensselaer URP web site for further information.

    REU students from the College of St. Rose and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology provide demonstrations for the site visit team and industrial partners at an ERC annual review. REU students build coils to power LEDs