Tribology Based Research and Training for Underrepresented Minorities
[Technical Report, Final Report]
University of California - Merced
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The major goal of this project is provide the research tools necessary to train the next generation of scientists and engineers for successful and productive careers in tribology and related fields. Tribology is an exciting research area that plays an important role in todays world, particularly due to the demand for more energy efficient and longer lasting mechanical systems. However, the researchers who will make major breakthroughs in this field are currently either in high school and have yet to decide if they will pursue a STEM degree, or are undergraduates who have no exposure to tribology in their standard engineering curriculum. This project aims to motivate students to pursue STEM degrees and then give them a unique advantage as they begin their careers by providing specialized skills in tribology.