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December 26, 2008 / or4green

DOE-NSF Research Opportunity for Student-Faculty Teams

A faculty member puts together a small group of undergraduates and then the team works on a project with one of the Department of Energy labs at that lab during the summer and at their institution during the year. From the program website:

The Faculty and Student Teams (FaST) Program is a cooperative effort between the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Faculty from colleges and universities with limited research facilities and those institutions serving populations, women, and minorities underrepresented in the fields of science, engineering, and technology are encouraged to apply for the FaST program. The FaST program will support a team comprised of one faculty member and 2 – 3 undergraduate students. The program provides hands-on research opportunities in DOE national laboratories during the summer…

The projects are DOE-based and do not necessarily involve Operations Research or Sustainability. But a quick check of the listing shows that some of them do pertain to these areas. For example, there is one at Brookhaven National Lab on Long Island titled “Multi-Criteria Decision Software for Environmental Science Decision Making”. The full list of projects is here. Applications are being accepted now.

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