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College Research in Wind Energy Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
Agency: Colleges of Engineering and Natural Sciences of UMass Amherst
Due Date: February 3, 2018
GPA: 3.00
Stipend: 5,000.00
Description: The Colleges of Engineering and Natural Sciences are hosting an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) for U.S. citizens or permanent residents interested in exploring research in a wide range of topics related to renewable energy, water quality and quantity, and coastal ecosystems in Cape Cod and the US Virgin Islands. The research projects will address wind energy and water systems from perspectives including engineering, wildlife ecology, public engagement and policy. Students participating in a related program in the past have come from colleges across the United States - The University of Texas at Dallas; Bunker Hill Community College; University of Massachusetts Amherst; Smith College, Springfield Technical Community College; Wellesley College; University of Virgin Islands; Swarthmore College; University of Massachusetts Boston; Rutgers University and Bryn Mawr College. Coastal areas in the US and Small Island Developing States have unique and sensitive ecosystems that provide crucial services such as fisheries and agricultural production. But existing methods to supply energy, manage water supplies, produce food, and treat waste streams are unsustainable, ineffective, and disconnected. This project aims to fill an urgent need for integrated, interdisciplinary research that will transform the understanding of the Energy/Water-nexus in coastal areas, towards creation of innovative solutions that simultaneously address these multidimensional challenges.


Contact Information
Contact: Lorraine Robidou
Phone: 413-577-0887
Email: lrobidou@ecs.umass.edu
Web Site: http://engineering.umass.edu/research/reu


Keywords
Biology, Ecology, Engineering, Environmental Sciences