The University of Minnesota Department of Mechanical Engineering invites undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in conducting original research and applying it to cutting-edge applications in energy and the environment as part of the NSF ME3 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program.
The application deadline has been extended to February 28. The program runs from June 1 to August 7, and students receive a $5,000 stipend. Students come from all around the country to work at the University of Minnesota. They may have a diverse range of majors, experiences, and interests.
Successful applicants will work in a university research lab on a project related to energy and the environment along with a faculty advisor and graduate student mentor with expertise in the field. Projects may involve:
- Studies of technical literature and reports
- Computer-aided design
- Mathematical modeling
- Fabrication designs
- Experimental testing
- Group discussions and team meetings
Every student has a project of their own with specific responsibilities and deliverables. At the end of the summer, participants create a scientific poster, paper, or project report. In addition, students participate in professional development, facility tours, and campus-wide social activities with other REU students.
Get more information and register at the reu.me.umn.edu.
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