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College of Engineering and Computing

Student Opportunities

GRAPES offers outstanding research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. GRAPES researchers get to work on industry-driven projects and present their results to industry representatives. GRAPES researchers often benefit from special internship opportunities at GRAPES member companies or may be hired by these companies upon graduation.

Graduate Research Assistant Opportunities

We seek applicants who are fully committed to their studies, who will work aggressively towards both project and degree candidacy goals, and who possess relevant background skills that have prepared them for these studies. All applicants should have some knowledge of:

  • power electronics
  • power systems
  • computer programming in C, C#
  • simulation tools

Depending on interest area, background knowledge in the following areas may also be required:

  • Modeling of power devices, systems, and machines
  • Software architecture and design
  • C and C# experience, including familiarity with Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Design of object oriented software systems
  • Circuit theory, including state variable approaches to circuit analysis
  • Mathematics and algorithms for solving coupled sets of equations
  • Compilation, translation, or interpretation products and technologies

Stipends for beginning Graduate Research Assistants range from $6000  to $8000/semester depending on qualifications and degree objective, and increases are awarded for high performance. Research Assistantships also carry tuition remissions worth an additional $1100 - $2900 per semester.