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Research Experience for Undergraduates

The Kettering University Research Experiences for Undergraduates is a National Science Foundation-sponsored program for undergraduate students studying science and engineering to participate in summer research projects with Kettering faculty. The eight-week, interdisciplinary program’s theme is “Utilizing Plants for Innovative Research (UPIR): Cultivating the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers.” The research focuses on exploring environmental and green challenges facing our society, include using green energy to reduce fossil fuel consumption, exploring natural compounds for medicinal uses, reducing waste by using natural composite materials and utilizing novel approaches to phytoremediation. Faculty mentors from applied biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, mathematics and physics are involved in the program. REU participants will receive professional development training to prepare them for to succeed in their careers.