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Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Description:

REU Summer Academy in Sustainable Bioenergy

Program Overview: Research activities in this program under the guidance of faculty mentors, will advance students’ state of knowledge in sustainable energy. Students will participate in “hands-on” experiences with processing agricultural biomass, experiencing the physical environment of industrial-scale biomass processing with all its limitations and opportunities. Students will also meet people who actually perform the work to produce renewable energy for the communities where they live.

Dates of program: May 26 – July 31, 2015

Students will arrive on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. The program begins on May 27, 2015, and concludes on July 31, 2015. To be eligible to participate, students must be available for the “entire time period” of the program. Students who are attending universities which operate on the quarter system and are released on June 15th cannot apply to this program.

Eligibility: Students will be accepted from all science, socioeconomic, agricultural, and engineering majors.

Applicants must be American citizens or permanent residents.

Preference is given to students who have completed their sophomore or junior year. Outstanding first-year students may be considered. Graduating seniors are not eligible.

First-generation college students, members of ethnic minority groups, females in STEM disciplines, and other under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

No previous laboratory or research experience is required.

Finances (Total value more than $7,600 per student)

- Students will receive a stipend of $4,500 paid in three installments. - Room and board will be provided. - Travel to and from Manhattan, Kansas will be provided (up to $400.00).