Collaborative Undergraduate Research in Energy (CURE) REU Program

Title 
Collaborative Undergraduate Research in Energy (CURE) REU Program
Institution 
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Institution Type 
undergraduate and graduate research
City 
Amherst
State 
MA
Field 
Chemistry, physics, materials science, or chemical engineering
Start Date 
May 26, 2015
End Date 
July 31, 2015
Stipend 
$5000
Hrs / Week 
not specified
Deadline 
February 15, 2015
Description 
Internship in the science behind renewable energy in a true collaborative team environment. Topics include: Fuel Cells and Batteries; Photovoltaic Devices and Cellulosic Biofuels
Qualifications 
CURE internships are offered to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. We generally only accept students who will be Juniors or Seniors in the coming fall. You should have successfully completed coursework in chemistry as well as other science subjects prior to applying. Because the CURE program's goal is to give excellent preparation to those who wish to go on to graduate school in science and engineering disciplines, we look for applicants who are personally committed to attaining such a goal. We do not have a fixed minimum grade point average, but you should come well-recommended by science faculty members at your college who know your academic abilities, and you should be scientifically curious and personally ready to work at a challenging level throughout the entire May 26-July 31 ten-week period.
Contact 
Karen Hakala
URL 
http://www.chem.umass.edu/masscrest/reu/
Email 
curereu@chem.umass.edu
Number of Participants 
10
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
no

CURE participants receive reimbursement for travel costs to and from the summer program in Amherst, Massachusetts. The CURE program provides free on-campus residence hall housing for all interns.