Research ExperienceS for Undergraduates


Exercise - Explore Emerging Computing in Science and Engineering








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Application Deadline:  March 15, 2024


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We are excited to host this unique Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site: EXERCISE - Explore Emerging Computing in Science and Engineering. It is the first REU site at Salisbury University and the first CISE REU site in the Eastern Shore of Maryland. 

Exercise (Explore Emerging Computing in Science and Engineering) is an interdisciplinary project that explores emerging paradigms in parallel computing with data and compute-intensive applications in science and engineering.

In the EXERCISE project, students will apply emerging parallel computing models including GPU computing with NVIDIA CUDA (a local parallel processing system) and MapReduce computing on Amazon EC2 (a distributed parallel processing system) to tackle data and compute-intensive problems in computer networks and security, image and signal processing, and geographic information system.

Ten-week summer undergraduate research program
$6,000 stipends and $600 travel allowance
On-campus housing and meal allowance provided
Field trips and social activities
Research opportunities in emerging computing with applications in science and engineering
Experienced faculty mentors from Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering


United States citizens or permanent residents
A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) major or interested in STEM
GPA 3.0 or above
Programming knowledge in either of C, C++, Java, Python, R, or MATLAB
Non-graduating undergraduate students (who are still enrolled as undergraduate students in Fall 2024)

Host Institution: Salisbury University, a Maryland University with National Distinction, located on the historic Eastern Shore, is about 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and easy travel to Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and NYC.

For more information, visit online:
or contact Dr. Enyue (Annie) Lu: Email: Phone: (410) 543-6144


The REU- EXERCISE project is funded  by the National Science Foundation with additional support from Salisbury University, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland College Park, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.


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