REU Site: Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites

Title 
REU Site: Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites
Institution 
Washington State University, Iowa State University
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
Pullman, or Ames
State 
WA, or IA
Field 
STEM, engineering, bioplastics, biocomposites, sustainability
Start Date 
5/31/18
End Date 
8/3/18
Stipend 
$5000
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
2/20/18
Description 
Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB<sup>2</sup>) provides undergraduate students a chance to participate in industry-directed fundamental research opportunities in the fields of bioplastics and biocomposites. The students will gain hands-on experience with synthesis, processing, and characterization of biobased plastics and composite materials. During the program, the students will participate in a series of bioplastics short courses, have responsibility for an independent research project performed with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and engage with leading industry experts from the Industrial Advisory Board of the CB<sup>2</sup>.
Qualifications 
• U.S. citizens and permanent residents only • Students who have not graduated prior to December 2018 • Major in related STEM fields • Women and students from underrepresented and military backgrounds are strongly encouraged • Students from academic institutions where research programs in STEM are limited are strongly encouraged to apply
Contact 
Vikram Yadama
URL 
http://www.cb2.wsu.edu/reu.html
Email 
CB2.REU@wsu.edu
Number of Participants 
12
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
no

• $5,000 stipend for 9.5-week program
• Paid on-campus housing
• Partial travel support