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Position Posted On:
1/22/2013
Employer:
Iowa State University
Address:
3101 NSRIC
Ames, IA  50011
Website:

Job Title:
Iowa State University-CenUSA Bioenergy Center
Job Type:
Summer Employment
Schedule:
Seasonal
Hours Per Week:
40 hours/10 weeks
Position Start Date:
5/28/2013
Pay Rate:
$4,500 Stipend
How To Apply:
For more information or to apply, visit: http://www.abe.iastate.edu/cenusa/
Contact Name:
MaryAnn Moore  
Email:
mamoore@iastate.edu
Phone:
515-294-4249
Fax:
Job Description:
Iowa State University - CenUSA Bioenergy Center Research Internship Experience for Undergraduates The summer 2013 CenUSA Bioenergy Research Internship Experience for Undergraduates will provide rich interdisciplinary training and engagement opportunities for undergraduate students in all areas of the bioenergy value chain to meet the workforce challenges of the emerging bioeconomy. The research internship program will enroll a class of 12 students, with all students spending the first five days in the program at the Iowa State University host site. While a portion of the students will remain at Iowa State University, several of the students will then travel to one of CenUSA’s partner institutions (depending on their research interests) to complete their summer program at a partner lab. All students will maintain contact with the program through distance technologies for weekly meetings, seminars, and final presentations. Our research undergraduate interns will select from projects in the following areas: • Feedstock Development • Field-Level Sustainability • Logistics • Policy-Level Sustainability • Feedstock Conversion Economics • Markets and Distribution • Health and Safety Selected undergraduate interns will gain practical research skills in computer modeling, field methods, and/or experimental design by conducting independent projects under the guidance of experienced faculty and research scientists. Other activities of our CenUSA Bioenergy Internship Program are designed for social, leadership, and professional development of the undergraduate participants. Students selected for the program will work on interdisciplinary teams with faculty, graduate students, post-docs, and in some cases industrial partners. PROGRAM INCLUDES • Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities • Seminars, workshops, and field trips • Group social activities and closing poster session • Program Dates are May 28 – August 3 ELIGIBILITY • Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident • Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply AWARD • $4,500 stipend • Travel allowance • Room and board Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis beginning February 1. Formal review of applications begins at this time. The final application deadline is March 15. Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications, and faculty recommendations. All materials, including faculty recommendations must be received by March 15. All admission decisions will be made by April 15. For more information or to apply, visit: http://www.abe.iastate.edu/cenusa/
Job Qualifications:
ELIGIBILITY • Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident • Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply