The International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program is hosted by the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech in partnership with the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and supports international research experiences for Virginia Tech engineering students.
Who May Apply
- United States Citizens or permanent residents.
- Undergraduate students at junior standing or above by January 2018.
- Full-time graduate students graduating after May 2018.
The IRES program will provide eligible Virginia Tech engineering students with the unique opportunity to work on collaborative research. Students will investigate the critical research areas of next-generation electrical power systems. This will involve developing environmentally-friendly transport systems and the human factors issues that accompany their use and adoption.
Key features of this international research experience
- Paid summer research for 10 weeks at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.
- This program includes two phases:
- Predeparture Workshops at Virginia Tech: three workshops at Virginia Tech during the Spring 2018 semester, plus a three-week Research Planning Seminar to be held May 21 – June 8, 2018, (tentative dates).
- International Research Experience: A seven-week overseas research experience with one of the University of Nottingham’s internationally recognized research groups:
Following the overseas experience, students will present their research findings at a student research symposium or professional conference.
This program was established through a National Science Foundation (NSF) Award for a three year period (Summer 2014-2017). Continuation for 2018 and beyond is contingent upon other funding resources. Please contact us to learn more.
For more detailed information, see the Program Details page.