2021 IPREFER Undergraduate Research Experience
We have completed our selection for our 2021 Integrated Plant Systems – Undergraduate Research Experience. We want to congratulate our new class and thank all the students who took the time to apply. We were extremely impressed by the size and quality of the applicant pool. We encourage everyone who applied in 2021 to try again next year. We anticipate taking applications early in 2022. Please follow our website and our Twitter account (@IPREFER_CAP) for news on the 2022 Undergraduate Research Opportunity.
These 2021 Integrated Plant Systems – Undergraduate Research Experience (IPS-URE) students will work throughout the summer of 2021 with IPREFER research team members to develop pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) as an eco-friendly biofuel crop for agroecosystems in the Midwest. IPREFER researchers will provide mentoring and research training opportunities and activities for these undergraduates. We look forward to our students interacting with scientists from diverse fields, including individuals with commercial interests in plant-based biofuel development.
The IPS-URE goal is to help students gain technical skills and interdisciplinary competencies, which will equip them for work on bio-based solutions to food, energy, and environmental challenges. For additional information, contact Anne Kinzel, IPREFER Program Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)