SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FOR 2013
Applications will be reviewed only after the two required references are received.
EXPLORE IT! BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUSTAINABLE FOREST BIOPRODUCT RESEARCHERS
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship inThe University of Maine and University of Concepción, Chile
During the Summer of 2013, the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute offers for the second year an opportunity for 10 highly qualified undergraduate students to participate in research for a 10 week period, 6/3 – 8/09/2013 .
This research experience is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Women, minorities and students with disabilities are strongly urged to apply to the program.
• $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
• Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis
• Feedstock Extraction/ Modification
• Process Control and Sensing
• Nanomaterials Production and
• 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!
5737 Jenness Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5737
Tel: (207) 581-1431
Fax: (207) 581-9418
ROLLING DEADLINE TO 3/31/13
Review past REU Summer Experiences:
- The REU bioproducts research opportunity in Maine includes the following assets and opportunities:
Maine is the most heavily forested state in the nation.
- It has a highly integrated wood products industry (energy, pulp & paper sawmills, OSB, etc.) that is of primary importance to the state.
- Maine has an internationally-established engineered wood composites research program at the university including the top Pulp & Paper research and education program in the US at the University.
- It is a historically “green” state, with governmental support solidly behind this project.
- Forest stakeholders, large landowners, industry, small business, educational institutions, and government have a history of working together to enhance forest productivity and subsequent business.
- Maine is already committed to the development of a large scale forest-based bio-refinery as a technology validation and demonstration facility.