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EXPLORE IT! Building the next generation of sustainable forest bioproduct researchers

Primary Institution: University of Maine
Affiliation: Forest Bioproducts Research Institute
City: Orono
State: ME
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biology/Life Science
Chemistry
Environmental Science
Mathematics
Other Engineering
Description: Award Includes

• $5000 Stipend + On Campus Housing Provided
• Return Travel to/from Orono Reimbursed to a Maximum of $350
• 2 of the 10 Students to Perform their Research at  the University of Concepción
• Week Long Research Experience & Exchange in Chile for all Students
• Opportunity  to Perform Research on Pressing Global Issues Relating
   to Sustainable Product Development and Biofuel Generation from Woody Biomass
Stipend: $5000
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/31/2012
Job Website: www.forestbioproducts.umaine.edu/reu
Additional Information: Activities

• Fundamental and Applied Forest
   Bioproducts Research
• Access to State-of-the-Art
   Research Equipment and Facilities
• Technical  Writing and Oral
   Presentation Opportunities
• Ethics Workshop
• Professional Field Trips
• A Series of Evening and
   Recreational Activities

Research Opportunities

• Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis
• Feedstock Extraction/ Modification
• Process Control and Sensing
• Nanomaterials Production and
   Utilization
• New Product Development
• Nanotechnology Risk Assessment

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. David J. Neivandt
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
Email: dneivandt@umche.maine.edu
Phone: 207 581 2288
Fax: 207 581 2323
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