Research Experiences for Mentors (REM) Program

A Joint Partnership between CISTAR and the National Society of Black Engineers Summer Engineering Experience for Kids Programs 

Summer Research Experience and Mentoring (REM) Program Like No Other!

Now accepting applications! To apply, please visit our application link


CISTAR Industry Members

The Research Experience and Mentoring Program (REM) is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in a research experience with CISTAR at Purdue University and as a mentor at one of NSBE's SEEK camps across the nation in one summer. Funding is available for participants to attend the Emerging Researchers and National Conference in STEM in Washington, DC the following year.

The research focus this summer is on a broad theme that all participants will have in common:  Energy for Our Growing World--how a wide range of energy sources (renewables, emerging energy technologies—biofuels, solar, nuclear, wind, shale and other fossil fuels) serve the needs of people and communities, and how we balance those needs against the impact these energy sources differentially have on our world.



Research Areas: 

  • Integrated Energy Systems Planning 
  • Reaction and Reactor Modeling
  • Future of Energy

Program Details:

  • Program dates: May 23-July 1, 2022 at Purdue University
  • Stipend offered
  • Travel and housing provided 


  • Undergraduate students majoring in engineering or science
  • Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Students currently enrolled in a college or university, and attending in the fall
  • Students from underrepresented minority groups, women, persons with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply

Application Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • One-page resume
  • Official or unofficial transcript
  • Letter of interest indicating an understanding of the CISTAR mission and system, and your future goals; you should link how past experiences and this research opportunity would help you obtain those goals


For more information, please contact Maeve Drummond Oakes (