CURENT REU - Summer 2017 Program application
CURENT, Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks, is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center that is jointly supported by NSF (National Science Foundation) and the DoE (Department of Energy). A collaboration between academia, industry, and national laboratories, CURENT is led by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. http://curent.utk.edu/ Rensselaer Polytechnic will be hosting two - three 2017 summer research positions.

CURENT's Vision:
A nation-wide or continent-wide transmission grid that is fully monitored and dynamically controlled in real-time for high efficiency, high reliability, low cost, better accommodation of renewable energy sources, full utilization of energy storage, and accommodation of responsive load. A new generation of electric power and energy systems engineering leaders with global perspectives and diverse backgrounds.

Each summer the ERC supports a research program for visiting undergraduate students. Each participant becomes a member of one of the research groups in CURENT ERC and is assigned a graduate student mentor. Research projects are assigned by the research faculty advisor. In addition to research group meetings, participants are asked to attend weekly seminars, field trips, and lab tours. This provides each student with opportunities to interact with participants in other Rensselaer campus REU programs. The program culminates with a poster session where each participant demonstrates their accomplishments.
Participants are housed in air-conditioned, suite settings to encourage an interdisciplinary community, with full use of institute and departmental facilities, including libraries, computer facilities, shops, recreational and sports facilities, etc.

Applications deadline: March 3, 2017
Eligibility Requirements
-Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent resident
-Must have a minimum academic GPA of 3.0
-Must have health insurance
-A participant must have completed at least two years of undergraduate work
when the program starts in May
-Must be available for full period of the program

Application Instructions
All fields are required. Please fill in this form completely and provide your personal
statement and resume as requested below. Be sure to request an official transcript
and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member to be mailed in time
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Please request an up-to-date official transcript and one faculty letter of recommendation, stressing possible research potential. These should be emailed to: Laraine Michaelides michal@rpi.edu
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