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Debra D. Wright
03-19-2003, 01:50 AM
Dear Undergraduate Students,

Funding is anticipated to support two students for summer employment in the
area of Assistive Technology at Michigan Technological University in the
Department of Biomedical Engineering. Eligible students must be
undergraduates in engineering programs or biomedical sciences (kinesiology,
physical therapy, etc.) who have not yet earned their baccalaureate
degree. Applicants must also be citizens or permanent residents of the
United States. This opportunity is anticipated through funding from the
National Science Foundation.

We are looking for highly motivated students who are looking to make a
difference in peoples' lives. Examples of devices completed at Michigan
Tech can be found at:

http://www.biomed.mtu.edu/wright/AT/

Students will be involved in a team setting and will be responsible for one
or more of the following activities:

-Design of Assistive Technology devices to aid disabled students in our
community
-Modification of existing devices
-Development of a preventative maintenance plan for devices

Interested students should forward a cover letter, resume, college
transcript and one sealed letter of recommendation from a professor to:

Debra Wright, Ph.D.
REU Assistive Technology
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931

Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. Applications
received before April 5th will receive top priority. Students will be
compensated at a rate of $8/hour, and will receive an allowance of up to
$1000 to cover rent and round-trip transportation to Michigan
Tech. Students will be expected to work forty hours per week for twelve
weeks during the period of May 13 - August 16th. The start date is
flexible, but students must be available to work for twelve weeks during
that period of time. Housing is readily available in the local community,
and assistance will be provided. Students will be responsible for their
meals and utility bills.

Michigan Tech is located in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. Houghton
has recently been recognized as a summer sports mecca by National
Geographic Adventure magazine (July/August 2001), one of the top ten places
to live according to Men's Journal (March 2002) and is the safest college
town in Michigan according to the Crime at College: The Student Guide to
Personal Safety. Our Biomedical Engineering program has the highest
percentage of women students in nation (Whitaker Foundation) and provides a
welcoming environment for all of our students. Michigan Technological
University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal
Opportunity Employer.

Sincerely,
Debra Wright

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Debra D. Wright, Ph.D. Voice: (906) 487-1989 or 2772
Assistant Professor Fax: (906) 487-1717
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering E-mail: wright@mtu.edu
Michigan Technological University http://www.biomed.mtu.edu/wright
309 Minerals & Materials Bldg.
1400 Townsend Ave.
Houghton, MI 49931-1295

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