Penn State Chemical Engineering
REU Program in Chemical Energy Storage and Conversion
The Chemical Engineering REU program will not be held during Summer 2013.
From the 2012 main page
This Research Experience for Undergraduates website, based in the Penn State Chemical Engineering department, will provide a variety of research opportunities for students in Chemical Energy Storage and Conversion as part of an overall summer experience that will help students develop the skills needed for the critical evaluation of these technologies and a deeper understanding of the research process.
Chemical Engineers, with a solid background in material and energy balances and a diverse exposure to the natural and physical sciences, will play an essential role in developing and optimizing new platforms for storing energy in chemical bonds and converting this energy for human use. Students will participate in a range of research projects involving the generation or improvement of alternative technologies to convert chemical energy.
Weekly group technical activities, including both presentations and facility tours, will overview current chemical energy technologies and expose students to the research challenges in each area. Students will participate in discussions on the importance of oral and written presentation in scientific research and on graduate school programs in Chemical Engineering.
This REU site will provide research experiences and a technical program targeted at advancing alternative energy conversion technologies, providing both skills and motivations towards careers in this area of growing societal need.
We welcome applications from students with diverse backgrounds (including undergraduate majors in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, and physics) and diverse institutions (including Liberal Arts Colleges and the Penn State Commonwealth campuses).
(made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation)
View the R E U archive pages for posters and audio comentary from previous years.