Accepting Applications for National Science Foundation: Research Experience for Undergraduates – Summer 2015

National Science Foundation: Research Experience for Undergraduates

“Undergraduate Research in Green Engineered New Transportation Technologies (URGENTT)”

The Allen E. Paulson Research Laboratory for Renewable Energy and Engines at Georgia Southern University will offer summer-term interdisciplinary research experiences for undergraduate engineering students in the field of Renewable Energy and Biofuels Combustion in Internal Combustion Engines (ICE). REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) students will be trained to use the laboratory’s state-of-the-art equipment. A ~$2.0$M investment in applied equipment (high-speed data acquisition and gas analysis systems, engines, dynamometers) secured with NSF, DOE, EPA, and ORNL research grants.

Features of the program: The research problem requires multidisciplinary strategies contributed by 8 faculty from 5 departments & 3 colleges of the university. The program will provide stipends to 10 students from various universities, for 10 weeks each summer from 2014 to 2016. In consultation with a faculty mentor, they will develop an individual research project, delineating their expected contribution to their as-signed team. Participants will attend lectures, seminars, work-shops, and labs to increase their knowledge in: renewable energy, IC engines, gas turbines, research methods, and technical writing.

Selection process :

Please contact the program representative within your institution.

  1. Applicants must meet the US citizenship or permanent resident and undergraduate student status criteria set forth in the NSF-09-598 solicitation
  2. Minimum GPA: 3.5 in major; 3.0 overall
  3. Students will receive stipend of $400/week and up to $200 /week subsistence allowance
  4. All students may receive up to $1000 for round trip from their university to GSU
  5. Application deadline: February, 15th 2015
  6. Program start: June 1st. Duration: 10 weeks

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