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About the Program

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Theme: Renewable Energy Generation and Storage

Faculty: Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Science and Industrial Engineering

Participating research centers:

Application window: TBD

Dates of program: May 26 – July 31, 2020

Support for REU students:

  • $6000 stipend
  • Housing in dormitories, if needed
  • Travel subsidy to and from Binghamton, up to $500

Research activities:
Students will work with a faculty mentor on a topic related to that faculty member’s research (see Research Areas section of the webpage for further details). Research will involve experimental or computational work using the extensive facilities at Binghamton University. New for 2020, students will also have opportunities to collaborate with and shadow energy industry partners at the Southern Tier Clean Energy Incubator. Students will receive additional training in safety, research ethics, and renewable energy. Career development workshops and social activities will be held each week.

Other activities:
Binghamton’s summers are almost ideal for outdoor activities, including hiking in the university’s nature preserve. The university is very near the Finger Lakes region and within four hours of New York City and Philadelphia. Other organized student groups will be active in the summer at Binghamton, and the REU program will coordinate its student activities with them to offer additional opportunities for all students.

Last Updated: 11/10/19