The CENTER FOR LIGHTING ENABLED SYSTEMS & APPLICATIONS (LESA) is an integrated research, education, and technology transfer organization that will revolutionize lighting by creating the technology needed to yield unparalleled benefits in human health and safety, high speed information access and energy conservation.
LESA supports a ten-week summer research program for visiting undergraduate students. Each participant becomes a member of a research group in the LESA ERC and is assigned a graduate student mentor. Research projects are assigned by the research faculty advisor. In addition to research group meetings, participants are asked to attend weekly seminars, field trips, and lab tours. This provides each student with opportunities to interact with participants in other Rensselaer campus REU programs. The program culminates with a poster session where each participant demonstrates their accomplishments.
Housing in air-conditioned, suite settings are available to encourage an interdisciplinary community, with full use of institute and departmental facilities, including libraries, computer facilities, shops, recreational and sports facilities, etc.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street, CII Suite 7015
Troy, NY 12180-3590