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Diversity in Research and Engineering of Advanced Materials Training (DREAM)

FSU AFRL
HPMI
 

Program Announcement

The High-Performance Materials Institute (HPMI) at the Florida State University will host a summer training program in Nanomaterials and Processing Engineering. The Diversity in Research and Engineering of Advanced Materials (DREAM) Training program, sponsored by the Air Force Research Lab Munitions Directorate (AFRL RW) at Eglin Air Force Base, will provide undergraduate and GRADUATE U.S. citizens from the under-represented groups in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines, the opportunity to enhance their research experience in Science and Engineering.

The selected participants will work on research projects requested by the AFRL RW. These projects will include research on nanomaterials, multiscale composite fabrication, and developmental work on intrinsic structural health monitoring through triboluminescence.

The program will be held at FSU’s Materials Research Building, a 45,000 sq. ft. facility, which is the home to HPMI. Stipends (which include a travel allowance), and lodging, will be provided to the selected interns.

Applications are now being accepted.

  • US citizenship or permanent residency required
  • This program is open only to African-Americans
  • Selection will be based on academic performance and faculty recommendation
  • Tentative dates: May 28th - August 2nd, 2019

Please contact for more info:

Eligibility

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • African-American
  • STEM disciplines (undergraduate and graduate students)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • Application Deadline: March 1st, 2019

Application Checklist

All of the following items must be completed and submitted before your application package will be considered.

  • Resume
  • Current transcript
  • Submission form
  • Two letters of reference (preferably from your professors)

Application Instructions

Sample Application

  1. Prepare resume and electronic version of unofficial transcript documents prior to beginning the submission form.
     
  2. When you are ready to submit your resume and transcript, please complete the submission form.

    Here is the link: https://goo.gl/forms/LXcoN6luMm7W5RsW2

    *Note: The submission form does not have a SAVE feature. It must be completed in one sitting. Have all documents prepared prior to starting the submission form.

  3. The two letters of reference can be submitted via to retreat@eng.famu.fsu.edu

    *Note: The submission form does not have a SAVE feature. It must be completed in one sitting. Have all documents prepared prior to starting the submission form.

  4. The two letters of reference can be submitted via to retreat@eng.famu.fsu.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact the DREAM Assistant Coordinator, Mr. Md Abu Shohag via Email.

 

Past Participants

Summer 2017

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Tony Ichite

Summer 2016

Mininih Tuma

 

Summer 2015

 

Summer 2014

Cameron Alexander

Deborah Daramola

Sean Jackson

Nnamdi Okoli

 

Kendall Parker

Summer 2013

Marcella Carnes

George Howell

Marquese Pollard

 

Summer 2012

Chelsea Armbrister

Julia Clarke

Brooke Davies

Nakyia Hinton

 

Research Projects

The DREAM research projects will provide students with an opportunity to participate in ongoing research programs in the areas of composite materials, smart sensors and materials manufacturing. Students will work closely with faculty and graduate students and gain hands on experience with advanced techniques in demand in the field today. The following are from the previous summer projects and similar project topics will be proposed in the coming summer.

Title Faculty Mentor(s) REU Fellow

Lattice infiltration device

Dr. Okenwa Okoli

 

 

Developing Adhesive Material for the Attachment of Small Fuse and Blast Charges

Dr. Okenwa Okoli

Chelsea Armbrister
Margaret Scheiner
Chukwuzubelu Ufodike

Miminih Tuma