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Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)


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Description:
The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a 9 to 10 week summer undergraduate research program focused on the development of a forest residuals to bio-jet industry that is regionally focused, economically viable, and socially acceptable. This program includes an education component to enhance science literacy in biofuels, and help people understand how they're going to fit into the new energy economy. Current undergraduates can participate in this program and spend the summer engaged in full-time, mentored research at Washington State University (Pullman, WA) OR at the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS, McCall, ID) operated by the University of Idaho.

Participants must be currently registered at a two or four year college, may not have received their Bachelor's degree prior to July 2018, and must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Women, members of demographic groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering, and students from community colleges or institutions that do not offer research opportunities for undergraduates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Students at all levels of their undergraduate work are sought for this program, and majors such as chemical engineering, environmental engineering, education, as well as students from chemistry, physics, math, and other technical majors are encouraged to apply. Yes, we take freshmen to seniors, and we do hope to have a broad mix of students at various levels of their college careers, so don?t hold back from applying just because you haven't had any research experience.

In addition to gaining experience in the bio-jet industry and/or education of renewable energy, you also receive:

1. A stipend of $4,500 for the 9 to 10 week session and free housing.

2. Travel assistance for travel to and from Pullman, WA or McCall, ID.


Application Deadline: 2/23/2018
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Program Dates: 5/31/2018 - 8/3/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Washington State University (Lead)
University of Idaho

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioengineering
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Chemistry
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Education
Environmental Sciences
Forestry
Materials Science & Engineering

Keywords:
Bioenergy
Education Research
Educational Assessment
Educational Measurement
Energy
Renewable Energy

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This program is funded by:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)


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