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E2E Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research in Sustainable Aviation

The purpose of the E2E program is to grant selected undergraduate student participants, especially those from underrepresented groups in the propulsion industry, an enriching experience that expands perspectives on sustainability in aerospace propulsion. The participants will be supported for developing industry-relevant communication skills, as well as skills for research and technical project execution. The E2E name stems from the focus on developing skills for translating everyday English into Engineering objectives or approaches.

Students participating in the E2E undergraduate research group will register for an ENGE 2994 or ENGE 4994 undergraduate research course. Typically, students enroll for a 3 credit-hour course load. Though not strictly required, the expectation is that you will continue on with the team for two semesters, though we will examine the relationship at the end of each semester.
All members of the SAF research team should expect 
  • To devote ~3 hours/week to research for each credit hour
  • To attend a weekly all-hands meeting with faculty advisors

The following projects are available for the AY 23/24 cycle. The links below will take you to a general description of each project, with an outline of project objectives, general tasks, preferred interests/skills, and preferred majors.  

Applications will be reviewed by a committee formed of current E2E members. After an initial screening of the applications, our team will contact candidates to schedule an interview (likely to be conducted via zoom). Review for the positions will begin immediately, and will continue until all positions are filled. Please complete the Google Application Form, uploading the following deliverables;
  • A brief (~1 page) letter explaining which of the projects you are interested in, and why you think you might be a good fit for that project (or those projects). If you are applying for multiple projects, extend your letter a little and describe your interest and qualifications for each position. Be sure to let us know your major and where you are in your academic career (sophomore, junior, etc.)
  • A resume outlining your work experience and education
Please reach out to Dr. Todd Lowe ( or Dr. Gray ( if you have any questions or concerns.