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REU Summer Academy in Sustainable Bioenergy

Primary Institution: Kansas State University
Affiliation: Center for Sustainable Energy - Kansas State University
City: Manhattan
State: KS
Job Duration: 10 Weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Other Engineering
Sustainable Bioenergy
Description: Research projects are aimed at providing students with multidisciplinary team experience in sustainable bioenergy.

Projects are designed to enhance understanding of agricultural, technical, and socioeconomic issues related to sustainable production of biofuels.

Students and faculty from these departments will work together on interdisciplinary bioenergy issue teams for their research projects:

Agricultural Economics
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Grain Science and Industry
Stipend: $4,500 paid in three installments
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Plus an allowance of $500 to be used toward research expenses
Application Deadline: 02/15/2012
Job Website:
Additional Information: Research activities in this program under the guidance of faculty mentors, will advance students' state of knowledge in sustainable energy. Students will participate in "hands-on" experiences with processing agricultural biomass, experiencing the physical environment of industrial-scale biomass processing with all its limitations and opportunities.  Students will also meet people who actually perform the work to produce renewable energy for the communities where they live. Many field trips and social events are planned as well.

While at K-State, participants will also learn about our National Science Foundation IGERT program, applicable to those students pursuing Ph.D. degrees.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Keith Rutlin
Kansas State University
Room 25, Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-2029
Secondary Contact: Dr. Mary Rezac - PI
Kansas State University
1005 Durland Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-4317
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