Summer Academy in Sustainable Manufacturing

Summer 2017 Application: OPEN CLOSED


sust_mfg_logoStudents will work closely with a faculty mentor(s) on a sustainable manufacturing research project; interact with other outstanding undergraduate students who have a deep interest in sustainable manufacturing; attend valuable lectures, talks, and field trips focused on research and professional development/training experience; and compete in a poster/presentation symposium administered by faculty mentors and industry representatives. The program will run from June 1 to August 10, 2017. Student participants will be provided with a $5,000 stipend, up to $500 for travel to and from Wayne State University, and room and board at the WSU dormitories on campus.The Summer Academy for Sustainable Manufacturing is a 10 week undergraduate research program at Wayne State University in midtown Detroit, MI. This NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site offers unique summer research experiences in the challenging field of sustainable manufacturing to local and national undergraduate students from two and four-year institutions. Four sustainable manufacturing technical areas, yielding inter-disciplinary research projects, are targeted as the site's intellectual focus: (1) nano-coating and lightweight materials and manufacturing, (2) energy storage materials, batteries, and inversion devices, (3) remanufacturing and sustainability assessment, and (4) chemical-energy-water nexus. Upon completing the program, participants will have contributed to a cutting edge sustainable manufacturing research project that will lead to increased confidence to pursue STEM and academic careers.


Important Dates


Application Deadline: February 17, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: March 10, 2017 March17, 2017

Program Period: June 1 - August 10, 2017


Program Eligibility


Applicants are expected to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

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Contact Us


For more information about the program, application procedures, research projects, or faculty mentors, contact either of the following program directors.

Dr. Jeremy L. Rickli:   jlrickli@wayne.edu

Dr. Yinlun Huang:      yhuang@wayne.edu