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Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research

Primary Institution: University of Oregon
City: Eugene
State: OR
Job Duration: 9 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Chemistry
Other Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Description: Program Overview

The CSMC Summer Research Program for undergraduates is a 9 week summer research program in chemistry. At the start of the summer, students attend a one week tutorial called the Sustainable Materials Research Training (SMaRT) Camp. After SMaRT Camp, students perform cutting edge research at one of the CSMC host labs.


All students are provided a $4000.00 stipend. Travel expenses and a housing stipend are provided based on need and merit.

SMaRT Camp

The program begins with a one week tutorial session at the University of Oregon (UO).  SMaRT Camp 2013 will be from June 24th, 2013 to June 28th, 2013. During SMaRT camp, students are introduced to research techniques and trained in the use of the cutting edge instrumentation at UO's Lorey L. Lokey Lab. Non-UO students are provided room and board during SMaRT camp. UO students are provided lunch and snacks.

2012 SMaRT Camp Schedule

Research at Host Labs

Research at host labs starts on July 1, 2013 and continues until August 15, 2013. Students get to choose their top two choices for a host lab during the application process. The selection committee does its best to place students with one of their choices, but there is no guarantee.

2013 Host Labs

Final Symposium

On August 16, 2013 students with host labs in Oregon will meet at Oregon State University (OSU) to present the results of their work. This will include a 15 to 20 minute power point presentation and a poster session. Students whose host labs are not in Oregon will join in via video link (GoTo Meeting), that CSMC uses to conduct meetings.

Application Process

Fill out and submit the application form
Contact two references and have them fill out the reference form
Mail a copy of your official or unofficial transcript to:
Andy Bedingfield
Director of Outreach and Education
Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry
Materials Science Institute
University of Oregon
1252 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1252
T 541 346 7540
C 541 285 6184

Program Timeline

September 10th, 2013 Application page goes live
February 28th, 2014 Application deadline
March 8th, 2014 Selection committee sends out selection notices
March 15th, 2014 Deadline for students to accept offer
June 15th, 2014 Non-UO students travel to UO, Pizza dinner at Pegasus Pizza
June 16th, 2014 SMaRT Camp begins
June 21st, 2014 SMaRT Camp ends, Students travel to host labs
June 23nd, 2014 Research at Host Labs begins
August 15th, 2014 Research at Host Labs ends
August 16th, 2014 Presentations and poster session at OSU for Oregon students, non-Oregon students join via Video link
August 17th, 2014 Students travel home

Summer 2012 Videos
Stipend: $4000.00
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/28/2014
Job Website:

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Andy Bedingfield
1252 Willamette St University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1252
Phone: 5413467540
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