Thursday, January 11, 2018

Institute for Energy and Environment (IExE) Research Experience for undergraduates at Drexel University

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is an experiential course which provides experiential learning research opportunities to students and their faculty advisors from institutions that do not typically offer research experiences to undergraduate students, with a particular emphasis on under-represented minority groups.  Fellows will learn the benefits of experiential learning through hands-on research projects, active discussion and feedback, reflection of pursuits, and awareness of how their effort fits into the broader scientific and engineering challenges associated with energy and the environment.

The Institute for Energy and Environment (IExE) REU program consists of an intensive eight-week summer research experience in which each student will work closely with a faculty mentor and their research group within the energy and the environment team on a specific research problem. Participating students will develop key learning and working skills that will serve them throughout their careers. These include:

  • Research problem identification, critical literature review, and hypothesis development
  • Research plan design and implementation
  • Research techniques, including new methods and/or skills
  • Results dissemination in both written and oral form

In addition to research, IExE REU participants will participate in a range of activities (Schedule subject to minor modifications).

The 2018 IExE REU program will run from June 18 - August 10, 2018. Women, minorities, and students with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is rollling and review will continue until all spots have been filled.

For more information or to apply, please visit: