2018 Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program

Title 
2018 Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program
Institution 
Arizona State University (projects also available at partner universities: Georgia Institute of Technology, New Mexico State University, and University of California-Davis)
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
Tempe (also Atlanta, Las Cruses, and Davis)
State 
AZ (also Georgia, New Mexico, and California)
Field 
microbiology, biology, geochemistry, geology, civil engineering, plant science, soil science, geoenvironmental, engineering education, sustainability
Start Date 
5/30/18
End Date 
7/20/18
Stipend 
$3500
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
3/1/18
Description 
The Center for Bio-mediated & Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) – funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) that is comprised of four universities (ASU, GTech, NMSU, UCD). The goal of the CBBG is to develop sustainable biologically-controlled and -inspired solutions in the areas of: • Hazard mitigation • Environmental protection and restoration • Infrastructure construction • Resource development We are seeking innovative, sustainability-minded, engineering and science undergraduate students in the disciplines of microbiology, biology, geochemistry, geology, civil engineering, plant science, soil science, geoenvironmental, engineering education, or related areas, to participate in this paid 8-10 week summer program. This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program will immerse REU participants in technical research and expose them to the graduate school experience as a whole, and specifically within the scope of the CBBG. A broad scope of projects is available, and effort will be made to match student interests with the different projects.
Qualifications 
• U.S. citizen or permanent resident • Must be planning to enroll and be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior college-level student in Fall 2018 • Attend U.S. community college, college, or university; preference to students from non-CBBG institutions • Participants are prohibited from taking courses or working while participating in the program • Ability to work 40 hours per week for the entire 8-10 week program • Students with disabilities, veterans, and those from diverse groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM programs are encouraged to apply
Contact 
Jean Larson
URL 
https://cbbg.engineering.asu.edu/education/research-experience-for-undergraduates/
Email 
Jean.Larson@asu.edu
Number of Participants 
8 (2 at each CBBG university)
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
no