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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship inThe University of Maine and University of Concepción, Chile. This research experience is funded by the National Science Foundation. Women, minorities and students with disabilities are strongly urged to apply to the program.

Award Includes:

• $5000 Stipend + On Campus Housing Provided

• 2 of the 10 Students to Perform their Research in Chile

• Week Long Research Experience & Exchange in Chile for all Students

• Opportunity to Perform Research on Pressing Global Issues Relating to Sustainable Product Development and Biofuel Generation from Woody Biomass

Research Opportunities

• Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis

• Feedstock Extraction/ Modification

• Process Control and Sensing

• Nanomaterials Production and Utilization

• New Product Development

• Nanotechnology Risk Assessment


Forestry • Resource Economics • Wood Science •Biology • Chemistry • Chemical and Bioengineering •Material Science • Nanotechnology


• Current undergraduate in sophomore or junior year

• US Citizen or permanent resident

• Must have a valid passport


• Fundamental and Applied Forest Bioproducts Research

• Access to State-of-the-Art Research Equipment and Facilities

• Technical Writing and Oral Presentation Opportunities

• Ethics Workshop

• A Series of Evening and Recreational Activities

• Field Trips!
study abroad program

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Maine (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Environmental Sciences
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
General Medical & Life Sciences

Economic Development
Engineering Research
Green Industry
Nanostructural Materials
Sustainable Energy
Sustainable Engineering

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

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