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Renewable Energy Research at the Colorado School of Mines

Primary Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Affiliation: Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC)
City: Golden
State: CO
Job Duration: May 28, 2012 to August 3, 2012
Class Requirement: Primarily intended for undergraduate students who will not complete their undergraduate degree until December 2012 or later.
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: 3.00 out of 4.00
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Computational science
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Environmental Science
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Renewable Energy
Description: The Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (REMRSEC) REU program invites exceptional undergraduate math, science, and engineering students to participate in a ten-week summer research program addressing fundamental materials issues related to the science and technology of renewable energy.  These highly interdisciplinary studies focus on multiple areas that are open to all materials science, engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science majors.
Stipend: $4500
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 01/16/2012
Job Website:
Additional Information: The Colorado School of Mines has established the first NSF-funded research center dedicated solely to renewable energy.  Working in close collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Center tackles important engineering and science problems in the renewable energy field.  An interdisciplinary team of approximately 30 faculty from the Colorado School of Mines, as well as staff from the Colorado Energy Research Initiative and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, mentor students in the following opportunities:

1. Hybrid Energy Systems for Oil Shale Production
2. Hydrogen Storage in Clathrate Hydrates
3. Microstructural Design of Composite Membranes
4. Optimizing Computational Tools for Energy Science  
5. Performance of Next-Generation Photovoltaic Devices
6. Social and Ethical Implications of Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, and Education

1. Being a Role Model, Finding a Mentor
2. Careers in Renewable Energy
3. Ethics & the Responsible Conduct of Research
4. Graduate Schools & Fellowship Opportunities
5. Learning, Teaching, & Working Across the Generations

1. Enhance and improve public speaking, presentation, and communication skills.
2. Share research results in an open learning environment.

1. Challenges and Opportunities with Biofuels
2. Computational Energy Science
3. Energy Storage Materials
4. Photovoltaics
5. Role of Catalysts in Fuel Cells

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Chuck Stone - Director, REMRSEC REU
Colorado School of Mines
1523 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (303) 273-3762
Fax: (303) 384-2433
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