Clark School Home UMD
ECE

News Story

MERIT-BIEN Poster Wins Two Awards at NSF Program Meeting

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

Ephremides Wins IEEE MILCOM Lifetime Acheivement Award

Jonathan Simon and UMB's Elliot Hong win Research and Innovation Seed Grant

2014 Dean's Student Research Awards Announced

Anyone have recipes for blue marlin?

Munday, Hu and Collaborators’ Research on Inside Cover of Advanced Energy Materials

Sloan Foundation Funds Program of Exemplary Mentoring

Khaligh named associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification

Hovercraft Competition Serves as Unique Final Exam

News Resources

Return to Newsroom
Search News
Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk
Faculty Experts