The International Research Experience for Students in Advanced Materials for Sustainable Development (IRES-AMSD) Program is a summer research program in China. The program is a collaboration between the host institutions in China and Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Clarkson University's Center for the Advanced Materials Processing, and Corning, Inc. For the summer of 2013, six undergraduate students from different institutions traveled to Tsinghua University and conducted research in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Their projects focused on the development of advanced materials for applications in energy generation, energy storage, and environmental remediation. The ultimate aim of this program is to provide students with an intensive research experience in a collaborative international setting. The hope is also that the research will encourage the students to value the importance of sustainability and have practical examples of applications to the fields of energy and materials science.
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