Research/Internship Opportunity Detail Page
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
|Primary Institution:||University of Maine|
|Job Duration:||June-August 2008|
|Class Requirement:||Completed Freshman Year
|Discipline(s):||Sustainable Forest Bio-products
|Description:||The University of Maine (UMaine) offers a research and educational NSF funded program to a diverse pool of undergraduates interested in research connected to sustainable forest bio-products development. UMaine's Forest Bioproducts Research Initiative (FBRI) is a multidisciplinary research institute that includes faculty from chemical and biological engineering, chemistry, forestry, molecular biology, resource economics and wood science and technology. Other campus research centers that support the REU program include the Pulp and Paper Process Development Center, the Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center, and the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit.
The REU site will build upon these opportunities by educating students in sustainable forest bio-products, involving them at the deepest level with the research enterprise, and revealing to them the excitement and potential of a career built upon a graduate education.
The UMaine REU Site will fund ten students for ten weeks during summer 2008. We are looking for promising junior and senior students from a variety of academic institutions (outside of Maine) including public and private universities and colleges in an effort to promote a diverse group of student researchers.
Research Areas include:
* Sustainable forest management and harvesting technology
* Enzyme reaction kinetics
* Bio-products materials development and characterization
* Cellulose nanocomposites
* Economic forecasting and analysis
* Life Cycle Analysis ('cradle to grave' assessment of impacts)
|Stipend:||$500/week (10 weeks total)|
Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information
5737 Jenness Hall
Orono, ME 04473
Phone: (207) 581-1431
Fax: (207) 581-9418