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Research Experience for Undergraduates:

Recommended information resources for students in 'Research Experience for Undergraduates: DREAM, SENSORS and Engineering Cities' programs

Research Experience for Teachers - Biotechnology, Information Technology and Nanotechnology

Schedule for the RET class in the Library

Drexel-NSF Research Experiences for Teachers Program: RETAIN Technologies in the Delaware Valley

University of Pennsylvania's Engineering Library


Click on the links below to see what books are available in the library in some key areas.

To find additional books on any topics, search in our online catalog using Advanced Keyword searching .

Using Summon:

Try Summon to find books, articles and more. See also What is Summon? How can I use it?

  • Click on Articles & More Tab in the Library Home page
  • For example, type ‘Nanomaterials’ and click on Search Library link.
  • Refine your search results by selecting an option from the left column. For example, select ‘ebook’ option. You will see a listing with links to  electronic books.
  • Try Summon for quick search. For more in depth search, explore the resources below.

Grant and Funding Opportunities

Formula SAE Collegiate Design Resources and Facebook Group

What is FSAE?

Formula SAE is a student design competition organized by SAE International (formerly Society of Automotive Engineers). The first competition was started back in 1978 and was originally called the Mini Indy.The concept behind Formula SAE is that a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a design team to develop a small Formula-style race car.

The prototype race car is to be evaluated for its potential as a production item.

Resources for Biomedical, Engineering Ethics and Law

Resources for Engineering EthicsUse the Online Catalog to find book sand other materials available in the library. To find resources on a particular topic, search in the online catalog using 'Advanced Keyword Searching' feature

RET fellow, Paul Holt's communication about his recent experience with NASA Programs

Recently, our RET fellow Paul Holt participated in  a program through NASA's Reduced Gravity Office and the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

He sent me an email highlighting what he did:

The program that I participated in was through NASA's Reduced Gravity Office and the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. I worked with three other teachers from Philadelphia to design and build an experiment to bring on NASA's Zero Gravity plane.

Appropriate Technology Resources for SEED Lab Thailand and Engineers without Borders Projects

EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. Our 13,800 members work with communities to find appropriate solutions for water supply, sanitation, energy, agriculture, civil works, structures and information systems.

Here are some resources available to help you find information on projects related to Appropriate Technology.

Drexel Smart House highlighted on the CSR blog from Forbes

The Drexel Smart House is a unique multidisciplinary project working toward the goal of creating a building that functions like a home and serves as a laboratory to continually conduct research on innovations to the home experience.

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