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REU - Back to the Future Program


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Description:
The NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Back to the Future offers a unique 10-week summer research program focused on integrated research experiences that involve Metallurgical Engineering, many with prevailing historical, social or artistic themes. Throughout the experience students will participate in a series of seminars and workshops in art, history, and archaeometallurgy that will intersect their prior academic training in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, and provide a unique historical and cultural framework for current research. The main objective of the REU Site is to increase student appreciation of and entrance into graduate research programs. This objective will be met by increasing student abilities with those tools that make them competitive in a research environment, namely, technical communication, appreciation for diversity, understanding of historical/artistic context, and most importantly, overall research acumen. An additional objective is to increase the number of minority students involved with cutting-edge research.


Participating Institution(s):
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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Anthropology & Archaeology
Arts
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
General Social Sciences
History
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Nanotechnology
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Archaeometallurgy
Materials Processing
Metallurgical Engineering
Mineral Science
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


Page last updated 10/27/2016
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