Apply to intern with the U.S. Department of Energy by 5 p.m. on May 30

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Opportunities, Students | 0 comments

Are you an undergraduate or recent graduate interested in a scientific research experience with the Department of Energy?

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 term. During this 16-week program, you will research under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers on projects supporting the DOE mission. Each DOE facility offers different research opportunities, and on the application, you may select your top two choices.

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New Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Design and prediction of materials’ structure-property relationships by machine learning/data mining

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Graduate Students, Opportunities, Research, Students | 0 comments

Bin Mu, an assistant professor for the School for Matter, Transport and Energy of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, has a research opening for Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI), Master’s Opportunity for Research in Engineering (MORE), Honors Research students and volunteer students regarding the design and prediction of materials’ structure-property relationships by machine learning/data mining.

The project is to develop a machine learning /data mining code for developing structure-property relationships of porous materials, which can be used in gas separation, CO2 capture, and water treatment applications.

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Compete for a new world record with Bayer, submissions due October 18

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in Competitions, Opportunities, Organizations and Teams |

Bayer wants you to compete in its second Alka-Rocket Challenge!

Now is your chance to design and launch an Alka-Rocket in a competition to create a new Guinness World Record for the highest launch of an Alka-Rocket.

An Alka-Rocket is a classic model rocket experiment,  often built with a 35-millimeter film canister and propelled by a chemical reaction of water mixing with the effervescent tablets. The challenge is open to student teams from four-year accredited universities in the U.S.

A panel of judges– including a NASA astronaut, the president of the National Association of Rocketry and an executive editor of Scientific American Custom Media– will select four finalist teams based on the design, execution and creativity of each rocket. The fifth finalist team will be the fan favorite, determined by public voting between October 22 and November 2, 2018.

The teams announced on November 5 will travel to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in December to compete for $30,000 and a chance to hold the new Guinness World Records title.

Last year, the University of Minnesota set the record for the highest launch at 430 feet in the air, and they won $25,000. Think your team could be better?

Submit your proposals by Thursday, October 18, 2018, on AlkaRocketChallenge.com.

Questions? Consult the official guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions section, available online.

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Apply for summer 2018 Research for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Opportunities, Research |

The National Science Foundation funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students like you through its REU Sites program.

An REU Site consists of a group of 10 or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. You are associated with a specific research project where you work closely with the faculty and other researchers.

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