We want your application! You can start the application process now, and assemble your final materials later. Start early, and we can remind you as the deadline gets closer. The application process involves:

  1. Filling out the application with readily available information (GPA, courses taken, address, etc.)
  2. Visiting the site later to submit additional materials (statement of purpose, unofficial transcript, names of letter writers, etc.)
  3. Reminding your letter writers to submit their recommendations.

CAT Vehicle 2015 Alumni

TUCSON, Arizona -- Visiting undergraduate students, including some who are the first in their families to attend college, experienced hands-on research---and hands-off driving---in a National Science Foundation program at the University of Arizona this summer. They will demonstrate their driverless tech research projects on the UA campus Aug. 11.

CAT Vehicle under autonomous control. Image credit: University of Arizona.

Today's cars are getting more and more sophisticated in their behaviors, but true autonomy needs truly expensive sensors. Carlos Asuncion of UC Berkeley participated in the CAT Vehicle program in 2014, and he was interviewed by Ted Simons for the Arizona Horizon program on PBS 8 (KAET) in Phoenix, AZ.

 To watch the entire interview, visit http://www.azpbs.org/arizonahorizon/detailvid.php?id=15095

Carlos Asuncion (2014 Participant) on Public Television

This research experience for undergraduates (REU) is engaged in the myriad of applications that are related to autonomous ground vehicles. This summer, 12 NSF-funded undergraduate students participated in an immersive research experience, sitting side-by-side with graduate researchers and working on one of the most compelling, and complex, applications of today: autonomous systems.

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We want your application! You can start the application process now, and assemble your final materials later. Start early, and we can remind you as the deadline gets closer. The application process involves:

  1. Filling out the application with readily available information (GPA, courses taken, address, etc.)
  2. Visiting the site later to submit additional materials (statement of purpose, unofficial transcript, names of letter writers, etc.)
  3. Reminding your letter writers to submit their recommendations.

CAT Vehicle 2015 Alumni

Start your application process here. We use the CISE REU Common Application, which allows you to be considered for other REU Site opportunities (if you elect to do so).

This is Part 2 of the application process: you must also fill out the CISE REU Common online application form for Arizona, if you have not done so already. You can revisit this page at any time to upload your application materials, but please only fill out the form one time.

  • 1 March: Applications due, to guarantee full consideration
  • 8 March: Letters of Recommendation due, to guarantee full consideration
  • 9-23 March: Selection process
  • 15 April: Notification deadline
  • April-May: Preparation and background reading
  • June-August: 10-week program.

This REU site will support 10 students over the summer. Each student will receive:

  • Stipend of $5,000 over the summer
  • Housing, meal allowance, and $600 travel allowance to Tucson, AZ
  • Letters of recommendation from their faculty mentors

Students will participate as researchers for the summer, working side by side with graduate researchers and faculty who are experts in cognitive radio and autonomous ground vehicles. Want to know more about what the REU is like? Check out the videos made by previous CAT Vehicle participants.

CAT Vehicle 2015

Charles Jawny worked on developing hybrid predictive controller technology, which helps the vehicle identify obstacles in the environment without compromising velocity.

TUCSON, Arizona -- Visiting undergraduate students, including some who are the first in their families to attend college, experienced hands-on research---and hands-off driving---in a National Science Foundation program at the University of Arizona this summer. They will demonstrate their driverless tech research projects on the UA campus Aug. 11.

CAT Vehicle under autonomous control. Image credit: University of Arizona.

Alberto Heras (University of Arizona)
Lykes Claytor (Wofford College)

Can we route traffic better than traffic lights can, if cars can communicate with one another?

Elizabeth Olson worked on developing code that controls the CAT vehicle through a smart phone.

Yegeta Zeleke worked on creating a new programming language that allows for faster programming of autonomous vehicles.

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