March 1, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan Energy Institute (UMEI) announces a new opportunity for undergraduate researchers and their faculty mentors to pursue discoveries in the energy arena.
Starting in Spring/Summer 2012, UMEI, in partnership with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), will provide selected U-M undergraduates at all years of study with a $4,000 stipend for a 10-week fellowship to work under the supervision of a University of Michigan faculty member in science, technology, and policy fields related to the following research areas:
- energy policy, economics and societal impact;
- carbon-free energy sources;
- energy storage and utilization;
- and transportation and fuels.
Suitable mentors may be identified from UMEI faculty affiliates.
Participating undergraduates will perform research and receive mentoring while they work on the great challenge of our times: meeting the energy needs to our society in a sustainable manner.
The UMEI-UROP partnership engages undergraduates who express interest in energy issues and encourage them to advance their education in the field. The program also offers funding to selected students during the academic year, enabling them to pursue their research throughout the calendar year.
“Undergraduates bring enthusiasm and new perspectives to our research while gaining valuable experience,” said Adam Matzger, UMEI’s associate director for science and technology. “At a time when undergraduate research programs are experiencing funding cuts nationally, this program will provide a boost to this important enterprise and complement existing U-M programs more limited in their ability to support advanced students engaging in interdisciplinary research.”
Learn more about UMEI-UROP partnership, including information on eligibility and how to apply.
The University of Michigan Energy Institute develops, coordinates and promotes multidisciplinary energy research and education at U-M. Its faculty affiliates represent disciplines ranging from engineering to policy to environmental science to urban planning.
Launched in 1989, UROP creates research partnerships between undergraduate students, and faculty, research scientists, and staff from across the University. All schools and colleges are active participants in UROP, thereby providing a wealth of research topics from which a student can choose. Approximately 1,100 students and more than 700 faculty researchers are engaged in UROP research partnerships.
Contact: Paul Gargaro, University of Michigan Energy Institute, 734-615-5678, firstname.lastname@example.org.