Summer Research Opportunity for NSBE SEEK Mentors

02/04/2021 05:55 PM
MSRDC is pleased to share information about an exciting summer research program for students studying science or engineering that is being offered through the Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR), an NSF Engineering Research Center that includes five universities (Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, Northwestern University, University of New Mexico and University of Texas at Austin).


REM (Research Experience and Mentoring)is a combined 2021 summer experience where students will be financially supported to work for 6 weeks on a research project and continue on to spend 4 weeks mentoring kids at a NSBE SEEK camp.  To see the enthusiasm our 2019 program generated, please watch this short 3-minute video (link below).


Focus this summer is on a broader theme: Energy for Our Growing World- how a wide range of energy sources (renewables, emerging energy technologies—biofuels, solar, nuclear, wind, shale and other fossil fuels) serve the needs of people and communities, and how we balance those needs against the impact these energy sources differentially have on our world. 


The REM program includes six weeks of research May 24 – July 2, 2021.


Participants will be matched with an Engineering faculty member and graduate mentor to work on a research project of mutual interest, attend weekly professional development seminars, and receive a total stipend of $5,000 for 6 weeks at CISTAR.and receive a total stipend of $5,000 for 6 weeks at CISTAR.and receive a total stipend of $5,000 for 6 weeks at CISTAR.


As a culmination of their work, REM students are invited to present their research at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference hosted by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and NSF in Washington, DC in February 2022.


Apply today! Applicants should include a resume, transcript, letter of interest and reference from a faculty member. See the attached flyer for more information.

Apply for this opportunity NOW!
YouTube Video
NSBE SEEK Camp Website
Emerging Researchers National Conference