The Young Scholars Program at CBBG immerses participants in technical research and exposes them to the university experience as a whole, and specifically within the scope of the CBBG. Scholars are provided with a mentored research experience, participate in personal/professional development, enrichment activities, and present a poster based on biogeotechnical engineering research at the end of the summer.
2020 CBBG YSP Project Descriptions (2021 projects coming soon)
The Center for Bio-mediated & Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) – funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) whose headquarters are located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. The goal of the CBBG is to develop sustainable biologically-controlled and -inspired solutions in the areas of:
- Hazard mitigation
- Environmental protection and restoration
- Infrastructure construction
- Subsurface Exploration and Excavation
We are seeking innovative, sustainability-minded, local high school students interested in the disciplines of microbiology, biology, geochemistry, geology, civil engineering, plant science, soil science, geoenvironmental science, engineering education, or related areas, to participate in this paid 5-week summer program. This Young Scholars Program (YSP) will immerse participants in technical research and expose them to the university experience as a whole, and specifically within the scope of the CBBG. Scholars will be provided with a mentored research experience, participate in personal/professional development, enrichment activities, and present a poster based on biogeotechnical engineering research at the end of the summer.
- Mentored Research Experience
- $2000 Stipend (housing and food are not provided)
- 5 weeks (June 1 – July 2, 2021)
- Program offered at Arizona State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and New Mexico State University
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- High school student (graduating seniors are eligible to apply)
- May not enroll in classes or hold other jobs during the day
- Ability to work 40 hours per week for entire 5-week program
- Parental permission
- Minimum age of 16 years by start of program
- Students from diverse groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM programs are encouraged to apply
How to Apply
Complete the online application form.
As part of the application process, be prepared to upload the following in PDF format:
- Unofficial transcript(s) from high school and college (if applicable).
- A letter of recommendation (an adult, such as your science or math teacher, who knows you well and can speak to your interests, aptitude, maturity, and experiences).
Applications due: March 12, 2021
Dr. Jean Larson, CBBG Education Director | email@example.com | (480) 965-7804