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Sustainable Chemistry REU at Texas A&M

The NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University is now accepting applications for the summer 2021.

In the Sustainable Chemistry REU at TAMU, students become full members of a graduate research group, carrying out fundamental research on interdisciplinary projects that span the chemical sciences. Students will participate in a sustainable chemistry workshop and professional development focused on science communication. Students will produce a video describing their research. Participants in the Chemistry REU will interact with students in other undergraduate research programs across campus and will receive personal mentoring from faculty, graduate students, and industrial chemists.

The tentative dates for the program are June 1 - August 6, 2021, though exact dates and program format are subject to change depending on pandemic conditions.

Students will receive a stipend of $5000; free housing; one credit of a research course; and a travel and meal allowance.
 
Competitive students will have completed at least two semesters of college chemistry, majoring in chemistry or related field, with a GPA of 3.0 or better and strong letters of recommendation. The program is most beneficial for students intending to pursue graduate school. For more information on the program, see https://www.chem.tamu.edu/reu/.  
 
To apply to the 2021 Sustainable Chemistry REU at TAMU program, follow this link https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cI3OpWOArDqBPbD. The application will be open from December 15 - February 15. Applications will not be reviewed until they are complete.

Please direct any questions to reu@chem.tamu.edu.

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Aerospace Travel and Energy Production REU

Students are invited to apply for the NSF-DoD REU Site: Advanced Technologies for Hypersonic, Propulsive, Energetic, and Reusable Platforms (HYPER) at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

This REU site addresses challenges in aerospace travel and energy production, advancing the fundamental knowledge needed to overcome technical barriers limiting hypersonic flight.

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Arctic Greenland REU

Arctic REU Greenland is an NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site led by Concord University (West Virginia) and Montana State University. The REU is focused on field research in Precambrian metamorphic rocks integrating geologic mapping, structural geology, and earthquake geodynamics. 

Travel expenses to the program and full logistical support for fieldwork in Greenland will be provided. Students will receive stipends of up to $5000 to support their work. Funding for travel to a geologic conference in the fall or spring to present research results is also included.

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2021 Applications Open for NIST SURF

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking enthusiastic undergraduate students to apply to the agency’s premier Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The SURF Program will be administered virtually with program dates of May 24, 2021 to August 6, 2021. Note: Participants will not travel to the NIST laboratories to conduct research in the 2021 SURF Program. Therefore, the fellowship does not include support for travel or lodging.

Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world's leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners. The mission of the SURF Program is to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission.

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Apply for Summer Research Fellowship in Organic Chemistry

Applications for the American Chemical Society (ACS) SURF program (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) are now open.  Applications are now being accepted with a Feb. 12, 2021 deadline.  These are $5000 fellowships where research will be conducted in labs at your own institution. There may be no more than 2 nominees per department, and no more than 1 nominee per research group.  Nominations from women and minorities who are typically under-represented in chemistry are especially encouraged.  In addition, we encourage a range of diverse schools.  More info? https://organicdivision.org/surf

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