Research Experience for Undergraduates on Energy and the Environment

Title 
Research Experience for Undergraduates on Energy and the Environment
Institution 
Drexel University
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
Philadelphia
State 
PA
Field 
Engineering (all disciplines), Materials Science, Chemistry, Geology, Physics and similarly related science fields
Start Date 
6/18/18
End Date 
8/10/18
Stipend 
$4000
Hrs / Week 
35
Deadline 
Review will start in February 2018, applications will still be accepted on a rolling basis after that point until slots are filled
Description 
The Institute for Energy and Environment (IExE) at Drexel REU program consists of an intensive eight-week summer research experience in which each student will work closely with a faculty mentor and their research group within the energy and the environment team on a specific research problem. REU participants will learn the benefits of experiential learning through hands-on research projects, active discussion and feedback, reflection of pursuits, and awareness of how their effort fits into the broader scientific and engineering challenges associated with energy and the environment. There are eight broad research project categories ranging from the study of planetary and geological materials for resource recovery and discovery, novel materials for next generation energy storage devices, battery development and power generation, clean water and urban climate change (see webpage for detailed descriptions). Applicants will select their top five projects when applying based on their personal interest and scholarly fit, and those accepted typically get one of their top three choices. Participating students develop key learning tools, critical analysis, technical communication and research skills that will serve them throughout their careers.
Qualifications 
minimum 18 years of age, US citizens or permanent residents, completed at least 3 semesters or 4 quarters of college level coursework
Contact 
L. Lamberson and H. Johnson
URL 
http://drexel.edu/iexe/education/research-experience-for-undergrads/
Email 
iexe-reu@drexel.edu
Number of Participants 
14
Housing Provided 
yes
Housing Cost 
Dorm housing provided
Subsistence Provided 
no
Subsistence Cost 
No meal plan provided, but a DragonCard with some food allowance is provided the first week to participants.

Travel reimbursement up to $500 for those located a certain distance away from Philadelphia to attend and/or in financial need is provided. Other reimbursement up to $300 for conference expenses or similar needs is available.