Monday, February 6, 2012

UC Davis ChemEnergy REU: Chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates in Energy and Catalysis

Sophomore and junior Oles! A St. Olaf Chemistry alum is (almost) begging for applications to this undergraduate research program!

UC Davis Chemistry Department Summer 2012: ~June 20 to August 17

Introduction: The objective of the UC Davis ChemEnergy REU site is to provide diverse undergraduate students with a unique ten-week research experience tackling important societal research problems in energy and catalysis. During this program students will live on campus and work alongside faculty and graduate students and gain a unique perspective on modern chemistry research. Students will also network with faculty and students in weekly social activities. Field trips to local companies are also planned. Students will also get training to improve scientific communication skills.

Eligibility: Strong students who are sophomore or junior chemistry (or related) majors. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.

Financial: Stipend (~$4,000); Housing provided; Travel costs up to $700.00

Research Projects: see website,

Time-line: Applications are available at website above. Applications will be due by March 1 and offers will be made by early April.

Program Directors: Dr. Sheila David and Dr. Jared Shaw, email:

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