REU Summer Academy in Sustainable Bioenergy
We are no longer accepting applications for the summer 2013 REU program.
Please see this web page on November 1, 2013 to apply for the summer 2014 REU program.
View a student video about our 2012 Summer Academy in Sustainable Bioenergy at this link: video
Check out K-State's YouTube Video on summer research programs here: video
Program Flyer: (PDF)
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SUPPORT AND DISCLAIMER
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1062895.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
The Kansas State University Center for Sustainable Energy's REU program in sustainable bioenergy is supported by the National Science Foundation.
While at K-State, participants will also learn about our National Science Foundation IGERT program, applicable to those students pursuing Ph.D. degrees. Please see link.
Please see this link for pictures of our 2012 REU cohort: pictures
2011 & 2012 REU student webpages are listed here: webpages
Finances (Total value more than $7,600 per student)
Students will receive a stipend of $4,500 paid in three installments.
May 28 - August 2, 2013
Students will arrive on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. The program begins on May 28, 2013, and concludes on August 2, 2013. To be eligible to participate, students must be available for the "entire time period" of the program.
Participating Departments for 2013
Research projects are aimed at providing students with multidisciplinary team experience in sustainable bioenergy.
Projects are designed to enhance understanding of agricultural, technical, and socioeconomic issues related to sustainable production of biofuels.
Students and faculty from these departments will work together on interdisciplinary bioenergy issue teams for their research projects:
For a list of faculty mentors, click here.
Students will be accepted from all science, socioeconomic, agricultural, and engineering majors.
Applicants must be American citizens or permanent residents.
Preference is given to students who have completed their sophomore or junior year. Outstanding first-year students may be considered. Graduating seniors are not eligible.
First-generation college students, members of ethnic minority groups, females in STEM disciplines, and other under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
No previous laboratory or research experience is required.
The on-line REU application is listed here: Apply
Students must also request reference letters from two faculty members or other professional mentors who can attest meaningfully to your accomplishments and research potential.
Please send this link to the people who are writing a reference for you: Reference
It is your responsibility to ensure that the references are submitted by the deadline date of February 15, 2013.
Questions regarding this REU program can be emailed to Keith Rutlin, Educational Programs Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kansas State University
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