The PRACTICE-REU program offers participants a unique interdisciplinary research experience to address global plastic pollution, one of the most pressing environmental, wildlife, human health and societal issues.
The Plastic Recycling and Advanced Chemical-physical Transformations for Improved Circular Economy (PRACTICE-REU) is a 10-week summer program at the University at Buffalo. The PRACTICE-REU program will engage undergraduate participants in plastic pollution research within three laboratory-focused themed areas:
Participants are paired with a faculty mentor to conduct transformative research on plastic recycling. The program is highly interdisciplinary, with faculty mentors from six academic departments in three different schools. Weekly group meetings of the REU cohort foster student-student communication in conjunction with training workshops and professional and social networking opportunities. A culminating Research Symposium, as well as support for post-REU conference presentations and publications, will help students hone their communication skills.
Program dates: May 30, 2023 to August 4, 2023.
CV or resume, transcripts and personal statement should be uploaded to your online applications.
This REU site is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site Program under Award No. EEC-2150424.
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