University of Maine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory SM²ART Program
Location: Orono, Maine
Salary: $6,500 Stipend
Engineering and Technology: Bioengineering
Engineering and Technology: Computer
Engineering and Technology: Materials
Government and National Lab
Research and Development
You will receive a stipend of $650 per week for a total of $6,500 for the entire ten-week program. You will be paid in 2 installments of $3,250 each.
12 openings available.
The SM²ART REU Program is designed to provide an opportunity for up to twelve, highly qualified undergraduate students to participate in a ten-week research experience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory or the University of Maine. Up to six students will be selected at each location, but all students will have the opportunity to visit the other location for a week. You will be granted access to state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment, will be mentored in research by world-class scientists and engineers, will gain experience in technical writing and oral presentations, take part in an ethics in research workshop, and will join their fellow students on professional field trips and industrial tours. The program will run between May 26th and August 2nd, 2024. Accepted students will be awarded a $6,500 stipend over the course of the program, and all transportation and lodging costs will be covered.
The program is fit for students in a variety of disciplines, including bioenergy, bioengineering, bioproducts or biomaterials, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer science / computer engineering, environmental engineering, material or polymer science, wood science and technology, forest products, or forest operations. This year, our research projects will explore the following topic areas:
Composite formulation & optimization
Computational modeling & simulation
Large scale additive manufacturing
New product development
Sustainable materials development & characterization
Techno-economic analysis and life cycle analysis
To be considered for the summer 2024 session, complete applications must be received prior to 11:59 PM EST, on March 1, 2024. However, since complete applications are reviewed as received and awards can be made earlier, it will increase your chances of being selected if you submit sooner than the due date. In addition to completion of all questions on the application form, we must receive two letters of recommendation and a copy of your most current transcript. The transcript may be attached to the application form or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The letters of recommendation MUST be sent directly from the recommenders using this form or emailed to email@example.com.
Please click here to view our program website, where you will find the application form, more information, and answers to FAQs.
About University of Maine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory SM²ART Program
The Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing Alliance for Renewable Technologies (or SM²ART) is a collaborative initiative between the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) at the University of Maine. The collaborative research performed between these two world-class research facilities combined with industry guidance focuses on forest-derived bioproducts with an emphasis on large-scale additive manufacturing.
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