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Renewable Energy Research at 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 26, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Class Requirement: Primarily intended for undergraduate students that will complete their undergraduate degree in December 2014 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
Chemistry
Computational science
Condensed Matter: Structure and Mechanical/Thermal Properties
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure and Electromagnetic/Optical Properties
Environmental Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Other Engineering
Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, 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 (all disciplines), physics, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science majors.
Stipend: $5000
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Utilize our travel funds to present your summer research at upcoming national conferences.
Application Deadline: 01/31/2014
Job Website: http://remrsec.mines.edu/reu.htm
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:

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS
1. Clathrates in Renewable Energy
2. Hybrid Energy Systems for Oil Shale Production
3. Microstructural Design of Composite Membranes for Energy Storage and Delivery
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

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

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

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

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

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