The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a 9 to 10 week summer undergraduate research program focused on the development of a forest residuals to bio-jet industry that is regionally focused, economically viable, and socially acceptable. This program includes an education component to enhance science literacy in biofuels, and help people understand how they're going to fit into the new energy economy. Current undergraduates can participate in this program and spend the summer engaged in full-time, mentored research at Washington State University OR at the McCall Outdoor Science School operated by the University of Idaho.
Students at all levels of their undergraduate work are sought for this program, and majors such as chemical engineering, environmental engineering, education, as well as students from chemistry, physics, math, and other technical majors are encouraged to apply. Yes, we take freshmen to seniors, and we do hope to have a broad mix of students at various levels of their college careers, so don't hold back from applying just because you haven't had any research experience.
In addition to gaining experience in the bio-jet industry and/or education of renewable energy, you also receive:
1. A stipend of $4,500 for the 9 to 10 week session and free housing.
2. Travel assistance for travel to and from Pullman, WA or McCall, ID.
About Washington State University
Washington State University is a public research university in Pullman, Washington. Founded in 1890, WSU is one of the oldest land grant universities in the American West and features programs in a broad range of academic disciplines. With an undergraduate enrollment of 24,470 and a total enrollment of 29,686, it is the second largest institution of higher education in Washington state. The WSU Pullman campus is perched upon a hill, characterized by open spaces, views, deep green conifers, and a restrained red brick and basalt material palette—materials originally found on site. The university is nestled within the rolling topography of the Palouse in rural eastern Washington and remains intimately connected to the town, the region, and the landscape in which it sits.
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