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SEWSS SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM

The SEWSS Research Program has been canceled due to the university's switch to an online summer session.

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Interested in learning research skills and contributing to a research project in a world-class lab? The SEWSS Summer Research Program offers an opportunity to be involved in Stanford research under the direct guidance of a researcher in Stanford's Environmental Engineering program.

ELIGIBIITY High School, Undergraduate and Graduate students granted admission to Stanford Summer Session are eligible to apply for the program. Pre-requisite: relevant science and/or engineering coursework and laboratory experience. Applicants should also be planning to participate in the SEWSS Scholars Program and be enrolled in at least 3 SEWSS courses.

APPLYING Candidates are screened on the basis of prior relevant course and laboratory experience as well as a statement of interest. Academic transcript required.

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION Applicants will be notified of their acceptance decision by May 10, 2020.

ENROLLING Students accepted into the SEWSS Research Program will be provided a Permission Number to enroll in CEE 199S (Undergraduate) or CEE 299E (Graduate). In addition, students must participate in the SEWSS Scholars Program by enrolling in at least 3 SEWSS courses (including the research course) by the Final Study List Deadline and completing the extracurricular requirements.



PROJECT DESCRIPTION

mealwormProject Title: Microbial Biodegradation of Plastics Wastes by Yellow Mealworms (Tenebrio molitor)
Supervisor: Weimin Wu, Senior Research Engineer

Investigation of the factors influencing the biodegradation of polystyrene (PS) and other microplastics by yellow mealworms using laboratory experiments. The activity includes growth of mealworms from different sources, monitoring mealworms survival and consumption of plastics under different conditions; determining plastic consumption rate; and verifying plastic degradation.

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This project has up to 6 research student positions available. Each research student will enroll for 3 units of course credit.

 

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For general information on the Stanford Summer Session program, visit http://summer.stanford.edu

SEWSS is a program of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford University

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