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Research Experience for Undergraduates – Advanced Metallurgical Design for Transportation, Infrastructure, and Energy

The Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines is hosting an NSF REU site program dedicated to physical metallurgy research, an area that continues to be fundamental to critical national needs in transportation, infrastructure, and energy (TIE). Specifically, the REU program focuses on processing-structure-property relationships of ferrous alloys, non-ferrous alloys, modern welding and joining technologies, and solidification. The Materials Reliability Division at NIST-Boulder will also collaborate on 2 projects and will offer both their vast research facilities and mentorship to the students. The REU students also participate in several half-day workshops that introduce physical metallurgy concepts and tools such as advanced characterization equipment, mechanical testing, foundry, welding, and forging and forming technologies. We will also take tours to local materials engineering industry and government facilities.

Program Dates: May 29 – August 3, 2012
Program website 

Contact Information: Prof. Kip Findley, Prof. Mike Kaufman

We will start considering applications on February 1, 2012.

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