Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Summer 2012 REU Class


The 2012 Renewable Energy REU at the Colorado School of Mines hosted 21 students from 13 different institutions (11 national, 2 international) in a 10-week summer program. The students participated in research discussions, laboratory tours, social activities, and an end-of-summer joint poster session with other nearby REU students in the Advanced Metallurgical Design for Transportation, Infrastructure, and Energy REU at CSM; the Advancing Polymer Materials by Integrating Chemistry and Chemical Engineering REU at CSM; the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) REU at the University of Colorado, Boulder; and the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program at the National Renewable Energy Laborato.

Rachel Kurchin from Yale University earned the Best Technical Achievement award for her research on “Raman Spectroscopy of Silicon Quantum Dots”. 

Charlotte Evans from University of Wisconsin, River Falls earned the Best Presentation award for best communicating the nature, impact, and results of her research on “Catalyst-Free ‘Click Chemistry’ of Zinc Oxide Surfaces”.