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Center for Sustainable Polymers Summer Research Program


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
The Center for Sustainable Polymers is a NSF Center for Chemical Innovation whose mission is to transform how plastics are made and unmade through innovative research, engaging education, and diverse partnerships that together foster environmental stewardship. CSP participants aim to design, prepare, and implement polymers derived from renewable resources for a wide range of advanced applications, and to promote future economic development, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability in the emergent area of biobased products.

This paid research experience requires a full-time commitment to extensive lab work for ten weeks during the summer. All participants will have the opportunity to present their research in a CSP meeting at the end of the summer and in an undergraduate research expo.

$5000 stipend - Campus housing (or housing stipend, depending on site) - Meal allowance - Travel reimbursement up to $500 - Travel grant to present research at national conference.
upcoming deadline

Application Deadline: 2/1/2018

Program Dates: 6/4/2018 - 8/10/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Minnesota (Lead)
Cornell University
Northwestern University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Chicago

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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Chemistry
Computational Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
STEM Fields

Keywords:
Computational Chemistry
Material Design
Materials Chemistry
Materials Lifetime Science & Engineering
Polymer Chemistry
Polymer Science & Technology
Sustainable Engineering

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


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