Clark School Home UMD

ISR News Story

MERIT-BIEN Poster Wins Two Awards at NSF Program Meeting

A poster created by students participating in the Maryland Engineering Research Internship Teams (MERIT) Biosystems Internships for Engineers (BIEN) undergraduate summer research program earned two awards at a recent meeting for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Computer, Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.

For the first time ever, a MERIT-BIEN project won two awards at a NSF CISE REU poster session. The poster, titled “Robust Speech Recognition,” was created by undergraduate researchers Rob Bailey and Wody Edji, who were mentored by Carol Espy-Wilson and her graduate student advisee Vikram Mitra. The poster received the awards for most interesting project and most technically challenging project. Prizes were also awarded for best project description, best design, and best overall poster.

The students’ "Robust Speech Recognition" poster also received the best overall BIEN project award at the 2009 MERIT Fair.

Prof. Pamela Abshire and Prof. Min Wu are the PIs for this REU site program which is funded by the National Science Foundation

For more information about the MERIT-BIEN undergraduate summer research program, visit http://www.ece.umd.edu/merit/.

March 26, 2010


Prev   Next

 

 

Current Headlines

Can Cascading Pools Help Restore the Chesapeake Bay?

Maryland students place third in autonomous drone race

Bhattacharyya awarded NIH Grant to Explore Real-time Neural Decoding for Calcium Imaging

UMD Transportation Experts Awarded $1 Million DOE Grant to Reduce Transportation Energy Use and Emissions

With Engineering Projects, UMD Students Seek to Boost Education Access, Public Health, and Sustainability

Maryland Robotics Center students participate in FAA STEM outreach event

Shoukry, Krishnaprasad receive NSF grant for resilient-by-cognition cyber-physical systems

Maryland Robotics Center sponsors grad student project on robotics in farming

UMD researchers awarded $1M NSF grant to develop new methods to generate single photons for quantum research

NSF funds Shamma, Espy-Wilson for neuromorphic and data-driven speech segregation research

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar