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MSU’s Midland STEM Center to Offer Summer Internships

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Michigan State University is pleased to announce the MSU Midland Summer Research Program. Local area high school students will have the opportunity to be mentored by MSU scientists on cutting-edge research projects over the course of an eight week program.

Rising high school seniors (current juniors–seniors in Fall ’16) are invited to apply for a paid internship with mentoring provided by researchers at the MSU STEM Center in Midland (the former MMI site on W. St. Andrews Road). Projects are intended to introduce students to research in chemistry and materials science, and should provide the basis for national science fair competitions in the 2016-2017 academic year such as the Siemens Science Competition. Mentors on site have suggested the following project areas:

• New compounds that prevent overcharging of lithium batteries
• Means to remove impurities from drinking water in tropical regions
• 19F-NMR studies of fluoride complexes
• 3-D printing of novel, high-value composites
• Novel applications of 3-D printing of polymers
• Saving honey bees from varroa mites with controlled-release miticides

MSU proposes to offer up to six internships in 2016. Each will be a paid position at $10 per hour. The program will run eight weeks, 40 hours per week, from June 27 to August 26.

Note: this program is open only to students from schools in the Midland area.

Please complete the following application and follow the instructions. Applications must be received by Friday, May 27, 2016.

Printable flyer.

Students will be notified of their acceptance by June 10, 2016.

Any questions about the program or the application process should be directed to Melanie Kauffman, Communications Manager, by calling 517-432-4499 or via email.

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