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CISTAR - Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Engineering

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Substitution of natural gas for coal for electrical power generation will continue to be a major contributor to the reduction in U.S. greenhouse gas while renewable energies are being developed. CISTAR is producing novel catalysts and separation systems with transformative new performance properties for the economic production of chemicals and transportation fuels from shale gas hydrocarbons.

The CISTAR REU program partners with the Purdue Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program to provide a hands-on research experience for undergraduate students to stimulate their interest in advanced education and research careers. Selected students will engage in research this summer on Purdue's West Lafayette, Indiana campus! CISTAR/SURF matches undergraduates from other institutions with a faculty member and graduate student mentor who introduce them to the research tools used on the cutting edges of science, engineering, and technology.

Participating Institution(s):
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Purdue University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering

Computational Modeling
Data Analysis
Energy Efficiency

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

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