Research

Undergraduate research is a key differentiator in an engineering education. Conducting a hands-on research project puts you in control and allows you to concentrate your area of study. The experience may also help you define your career goals and establish personal and professional relationships with faculty members.

Available Research Programs

  • Jasper Summer Research Scholars: a program that funds up to three School of Engineering student research projects each summer.
  • Lasallian Research Scholars: a summer program that supports students pursuing an area of Lasallian research, including: nutrition & health; sustainability; education, St. John Baptist de La Salle; and the plight of immigrants.
  • Summer Fellows: a fellowship that is awarded to one star School of Engineering student a year. This competitive program supports big dreams by helping students connect their academics with experiential learning opportunities.
  • Independent Study: advanced-level research designed and conducted one-on-one with a professor.

Research Topics

A research project doesn’t end when the semester is over. Many students submit their papers to industry journals and present their research at conferences. A few School of Engineering projects have made a national impact in the engineering field, including:

Other topics include:

  • Microbial Fuel Cells: Powering a Wireless Network of Underwater Sensors
  • Sustainable Energy Sources: Innovation for Economic, Societal and Environmental Impacts
  • A Modeling Study of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Stress in Valgus and Non-Valgus Jumping
  • An Experimental and Simulation Study of Shaken Baby Syndrome Scenarios
  • Reducing Steel Corrosion and Determining the Impact of Lead Oxide in Concrete
  • Solar Disinfection (SODIS) of E.Coli in the Presence of Photosensitizers
  • An Experimental and Simulation Study of an Aortic Aneurysm in a Zebrafish Heart
  • Modeling the Impact of Energy Related Behaviors on Greenhouse Gas Emissions on College Campuses
  • A New Way to Solve Multi-Polynomial Equations
  • Performance-Based Vulnerability Analysis of Building Structures