Materials for Society

Title 
Materials for Society
Institution 
Boise State University
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
Boise
State 
ID
Field 
Materials Research
Start Date 
5/24/18
End Date 
7/27/18
Stipend 
$500/week
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
2/15/18 (priority deadline)
Description 
Materials science is the enabling technology behind everything from modern electronics to fashion, safe and recyclable packaging, faster and fuel-efficient vehicles, novel energy generation and storage, aerospace propulsion systems, affordable housing, medical engineering, sensors, nanotechnology, and micromachines. One of the most exciting directions in science and policy-making is sustainability, with its emphasis on energy conservation, storage, and renewable production. The objective of this Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Boise State University is to provide an intensive research-team experience with state-of-the-art facilities while exploring activities within the theme materials for society. Mentors from various disciplines work with students to develop skills needed to excel in academic and industrial research environments, where interdisciplinary teams are standard. Students ultimately present their results at the annual state-wide research conference.
Qualifications 
Students must be US citizens or permanent residents to receive stipend
Contact 
Rick Ubic
URL 
http://coen.boisestate.edu/mse-reu/
Email 
rickubic@boisestate.edu
Number of Participants 
10
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes