CEI News

Clean Energy Bridge to Research REU

Professor Christine Luscombe has been awarded a new three year NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site #1559787 titled “Clean Energy Bridge to Research”. The program will offer a 4 week exploratory research for freshmen and a 9 week full bridge experience for undergraduates currently at two year colleges. In the pilot year 7 students participated in research in CEI labs involved with innovative solar and battery technologies.  The goal is to train students and increase diversity in the field by providing a supporting and transformative experience early in students careers.

In the photo above undergraduate Eden Rivers experiments with ceramic membranes for next generation batteries.

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The Washington Research Foundation has provided a six-year gift of $6.74 million to support nine new faculty hires, six postdoctoral researchers and the creation of a new experimental manufacturing facility on campus that will help move discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. This investment in the CEI is truly transformational.”
– Daniel Schwartz, CEI Director
“Providing clean energy to the inhabitants of our planet is a major challenge to future generations. The University of Washington is to be congratulated for establishing an Institute where faculty and students can work together to tackle the difficult global challenge of energy sustainability.”
– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Energy competition is opening up in a variety of ways, the push for carbon control will continue, and the rate of technology advancement is exponential. All the things I’ve seen at the CEI are just perfect for the way we see things going in energy. You guys are at the cutting edge. We’re counting on you.”
– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy
Since its founding the Clean Energy Institute has contributed more than $1.1 million toward the education of 66 STEM scholars and recruitment of 12 students through our fellowship programs.