Advanced Metallurgical Design for Transportation, Infrastructure, and Energy (TIE)
The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines is hosting an NSF REU site program dedicated to physical metallurgy research, an area that continues to be fundamental to critical national needs in transportation, infrastructure, and energy (TIE). It is important for the US to prepare competent scientists and engineers who are knowledgeable in these areas in order to help fulfill the large numbers of high level research and leadership positions that will be available in the TIE industries. Specifically, our REU program will focus on processing-structure-property relationships of ferrous alloys, non-ferrous alloys, modern welding and joining technologies, and solidification. The Materials Reliability Division at NIST-Boulder will also collaborate on 2 projects and will offer both their vast research facilities and mentorship to the students.
The REU students also participate in 4 half-day workshops that introduce physical metallurgy concepts and tools such as advanced characterization equipment, mechanical testing, foundry, welding, and forging and forming technologies. We will also take tours to local materials engineering industry and government facilities.
May 27 - Aug 2, 2013
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
Golden, CO is located close to the Rocky Mountains and is only 20 minutes from downtown Denver.
Housing will be provided for you on or very near the Colorado School of Mines campus.
$5000 for the 10 week summer experience
How to Apply:
Fill out the online application
. Also, send 1 letter of recommendation and unofficial transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter of recommendation can be sent by you or the person providing the recommendation. We will begin considering applications on February 1, 2013 and the last date for submission is February 28, 2013.
Who Should Apply:
Applicants must be undergraduate students* who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under Grant No. DMR-1062797.
- * Undergraduate student is defined as someone who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree. Students from both 2-year and 4-year institutions are welcome to apply.
Students who are transferring from one college or university to another and are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer may participate. High school graduates who have been accepted at an undergraduate institution but who have not yet started their undergraduate study are also eligible.
Students who have received their bachelor's degrees and are no longer enrolled as undergraduates are generally not eligible.