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Research Experiences for Mentors (REM) Program, a partnership with CISTAR and NSBE SEEK engineering programs

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Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The NSF Engineering Research Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources, CISTAR, partners with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) to offer a Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) summer program that inspires students and includes them in a larger engineering and science community of both academics and industry professionals interested in energy.

Highlights of the program include:

A unique combined summer experience. Talented and highly-motivated students across engineering and science disciplines get to spend 6-weeks doing cutting-edge research at CISTAR and then spend 4-weeks mentoring kids at NSBE’s Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) camps.

Getting the best of both worlds. Participants get to spend part of their summer being mentored and growing their research and professional skills, and then spend time “giving back” by encouraging and mentoring the next generation of engineers and scientists—all in one summer!

A common energy theme. Students are inspired and connected to one another by having a common theme across their different research projects of Energy for Our Growing World: How a wide range of energy sources (renewables, emerging energy technologies—biofuels, solar, nuclear, wind—and fossil fuels and shale) serve the needs of people, and how we balance those needs against the impact these energy sources differentially have on communities and our world. Students are also inspired by learning what energy companies are doing, and having interactive talks, company tours, and weekly mentoring sessions with industry professionals. A total stipend of $5,000 for 6 weeks at CISTAR. Travel and housing provided.

Program Dates: 5/22/2024 - 6/30/2024

Participating Institution(s):
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Purdue University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Agricultural Engineering
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Clean Energy
Climate Change
Computational Modeling
Energy Efficiency
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy
Sustainable Energy

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

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