Ten-Week Summer Engineering Research Program for Undergraduate Students

My Department has a Ten-Week Summer Engineering Research Program for Undergraduate Students

Summer Engineering Research Program for Undergraduate Students

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering invites students attending other colleges and universities to come and experience engineering research at the University of Minnesota. Spend ten weeks this summer helping to engineer solutions for some of our society’s most pressing problems. You will work with recognized experts in the field and apply some of the newest technologies and methods. Five students will be selected. This opportunity is open only to students who are not currently attending the University of Minneosta.

Review of applications will begin on Friday, February 27, 2015. For full consideration, all materials (online application, unofficial transcript, and one-page resume) must be received by that time. Submit transcript and resume via e-mail to Tiffany Ralston at civesgs@umn.edu. In the subject line of the email please write “application materials for the ten-week summer engineering research program.”


Nine Engineering Projects are Available (the first is obviously mine)

  • Accessibility and the Structure of Transportation Networks
  • Coupling Building Information Modeling and Computer Simulations to Design Better Buildings
  • Debris Flows: Influences on Natural Resources and Hazard Mitigation under a Changing Climate
  • Discrete Element Simulation of Scratch Tests on Rocks
  • Evaluating the Impact of Light Duty Vehicle Stop-Start Systems and NOx Emissions Control Technologies on Emissions and Fuel Economy
  • Membrane Biofouling: Insights from Single-Cell Force Spectroscopy
  • Performance of an Agricultural Drainage Tile Filter
  • Sunlight to Destroy Pollutants: Understanding How Organic Matter Affects Indirect Photolysis
  • Wake Meanders Downwind of a Utility Scale 2.5mw Wind Turbine

For full consideration, submit application, transcript, and one-page resume electronically by Friday, February 27, 2015.

Application and project descriptions at: cege.umn.edu