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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in Energy Storage Materials

The DOE EPSCoR Implementation program at Brown University’s School of Engineering focuses on Energy Storage Materials, with primary focus on Li-ion battery materials. One of the missions of the EPSCoR Implementation program is to promote battery materials research in Rhode Island by providing summer research opportunities for undergraduate students in the area of energy storage materials, with particular focus on Li ion battery materials. Through this document, the DOE EPSCoR Implementation program at Brown University is soliciting applications from highly motivated Rhode Island undergraduate students for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.

The program will span 10 weeks, June 4, 2012 through August 10, 2012. Selected students will be paired with a faculty mentor at Brown University or University of Rhode Island, who will supervise their summer research. The applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree program in any of the physical sciences (eg. Physics, Chemistry, Geology) or engineering. Students are expected to work for 35 hours/week and will be paid $350/week for the duration of the program (10 weeks). Students will be required to submit a written report at the end of the program in August that documents their work.

Applicants should fill out the accompanying form and submit it by email along with a copy of resume (as attachments) to Candidates should also arrange for at least two  recommendation letters and a copy of official transcripts to be submitted by email to Alternatively, all documents can be  mailed to Prof. Pradeep R. Guduru, School of Engineering, Brown University, Box D, 182 Hope St, Providence, RI 02912. Applications should be received by April 6, 2012 for full consideration. Questions and inquiries should be sent to: