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Young Scholars Program

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.

2018 CBBG YS Information Flyer [PDF]

2018 YS Project Descriptions [PDF]

Program Overview

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
  • Resource development

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.

Program Details

  • Mentored Research Experience
  • $2000 Stipend
  • 5 weeks
    • GT/NMSU Programs: May 29 – June 29, 2018
    • UCD Program: June 11 – July 13, 2018

Program Eligibility

  • 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: https://form.jotform.com/CBBG/YSP2018

  • NOTE: Your application will only be saved in your browser for 24 hours, so consider copy/pasting answers to a separate document before leaving the 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 14, 2018

Questions

Dr. Jean Larson, CBBG Education Coordinator | jean.larson@asu.edu | (480) 965-7804