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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 (CSP) is a NSF funded 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.

The Summer Research Program is open to non-University of Minnesota undergraduate students in science and engineering majors, preferably chemistry, chemical engineering and material science. This CSP undergraduate research program operates in collaboration with the NorthStar STEM Alliance, a National Science Foundation funded Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. Underrepresented multicultural students - African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American students, or students with disabilities who have US citizenship or permanent residency status are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.


Application Deadline: 2/1/2017
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Program Dates: 6/5/2017 - 8/11/2017

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

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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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