Low-cost sensor and satellite remote sensing

Job Type
Job Rank
NSF-IRES summer intern (graduate and undergraduate)
Job Institution
University at Albany
Job Description

The project will provide U.S. undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week summer opportunity to gain international research experience in emerging air quality issues in the megacity of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The project will take place in collaboration with students and faculty at the University at Albany, Stanford University, the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and the University of Dhaka.

Students will get hands-on experience on low-cost sensors and remote sensing technologies to advance their understanding of air quality problems and potential solutions. Students will work on individual research projects and have unique opportunities to enhance their professional growth, peer-mentoring skills, networking and develop their competencies in intercultural communication, self-awareness, professional adaptability, and leadership in a culturally diverse group.

The experiences and lessons learned from a megacity’s impact on air quality can be valuable for the IRES students to study large U.S. urban centers confronting similar air pollution challenges.

This opportunity is available to undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields in the U.S. institutions with following requirements:

1. U.S.-citizen or permanent residents and must have full COVID-19 vaccination record
2. Grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 for undergraduate and 3.0 for graduate applicants
3. Must commit to being in Bangladesh for 7 weeks during summer 2023
4. Available to attend Spring 2023 (virtual) for pre-departure preparation (research meetings and language instructions)
5. Agree to participate in a follow-up research activity for Fall 2023

Students who are underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation/low-income students, Hispanics, and veterans as well as persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to juniors/seniors and graduate students major in Environmental Engineering or a related discipline (e.g., Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, and Engineering in general).

Apply: To apply, visit https://www.albany.edu/ceas/nsf-ires.